Speak To Your Problem

Dear People Who Keep Company With God, I think I have had more than my fair share of problems over the past few years. Some I brought upon myself and some were because I got caught up in someone else’s shipwreck. Regardless of the source of the problem, I have had to learn how to [...]

True Confession

Dear People Who Keep Company With God, Some of the most important things in our life happen as a result of what we say, such as salvation, marriage and naming our children. It is so true that the course of our life (James 3:3-5) and our physical and mental health is impacted by what we [...]

Delicious Ambiguity

Dear People Who Keep Company With God, I am coming to grips with the uncertainty of life. Not by choice, mind you, I didn’t think life would be filled with so much uncertainty. The comedian, Gilda Radner, called the uncertainty of life, “delicious ambiguity.” She said, “I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the [...]

Thunder and Lighting

Dear People Who Keep Company With God, I will never forget January 16, 1991. It was the day our nation launched the military offensive, Desert Storm, to drive Iraq out of Kuwait. It was a Wednesday evening and we were headed to church when we heard the report that the first bombs were dropped. It [...]

In Honor of Women

 Dear People Who Keep Company With God, From the very first chapter of the Bible, it is clear that women, like men, bear the image of God (Gen. 1:27; 5:1-2). Men and women were created equal and women play prominent roles throughout the Bible. They are seen as adored partners and cherished companions to their [...]

Life 101

Dear People Who Keep Company With God, It is hard to believe, but I turn 60 tomorrow. Life goes by pretty fast. I have learned a few things in my 60 years, mostly the hard way. Here are a few I wish I had learned when I was 20 years old.   1. Have a [...]

In Memory of Arthur Burt

Dear People Who Keep Company With God, Another one of our spiritual fathers, Arthur Burt, has gone on to be with the Lord. It was time; he was 102 years old! He finished his course here and the world is a better place because of him and a sadder place without him. I really loved [...]

Daily Bread

Dear People Who Keep Company With God, On several occasions we find Jesus asking, “Have you not read…?” (Matt. 12:3-5, 19:4, 21:16, 21:42 & 22:31). That question suggests that Jesus expects us to read the Scripture and if we are not doing so we will misunderstand His heart, misrepresent Him and ultimately fall into error [...]

Grace Revolution

Dear People Who Keep Company With God, There are a lot of books, articles and conversations circulating around the church world about grace these days. There is a term being used, “hyper grace.” Years ago they called it “greasy grace.” There is basically a response to perceived erroneous teachings and applications of grace.  I understand [...]


Dear People Who Keep Company With God, Salvation, what an amazing word! I have heard some great testimonies lately of lives totally and radically changed because of the transforming power of Christ’s salvation. It made me think back on my own salvation encounter. In my early teen years I got involved in a drug culture [...]