A story is told of a Norwegian ambassador to America who was new, inexperienced, and had little time to learn American culture or language. Sometime around November, a New York Times reporter called him and asked what he wanted for Christmas. The ambassador, confused, replied that he couldn't ... Read More about How to Be an Ambassador for Christ
About a year ago, I was at a coffee shop being interviewed about one of my books. After the discussion, I sat down and struck up a conversation with a young man. He had heard the interview, and as we talked, he shared that he was an atheist. I really enjoyed my conversation with him. He was ... Read More about Are You Prepared to Share Truth?
A couple years ago, I joined my friends in their backyard to view the heavens through their telescope. I put my eye to a lens and gazed at a star millions of miles away from me. I witnessed the glow of a fire that burns 140,000 times hotter than our sun. I viewed photons, or particles of ... Read More about Shine Like the Stars
Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping, into the future. Well, I guess you would have to be old like me to recognize the lyrics from a 1976 song by Steve Miller Band, but those lyrics keep playing in my head. We like to think we are in control of so many things in this world today, ... Read More about How You Spend Your Time Matters
I Just want to share with you some lessons I learned in a season of shifting in my life. I spent 22 years in the classroom, then God called me to full-time writing and speaking. Before I could make the full transition, I spent 14 months working for a local caterer. Let me just go ahead and say ... Read More about Lessons Learned in the Shifting