Let’s Get This Party Started

Let’s Get This Party Started

One of the best memories I have in recent years was a party we threw on our front lawn. We had hosted a small group for several years — more like an extended family on mission — but we decided that we needed to do more to invite people to join in the good things God...
Rains Came and Winds Blew

Rains Came and Winds Blew

Whenever summer rolls around, I think about my family’s annual vacation when I was a kid. We would load up in the station wagon and head to Mobile Bay. My grandmother had a tiny, two-bedroom cottage on the bay, but it could sleep ten or twelve people with the den and...
Only One Life

Only One Life

Last Friday, a statue of Billy Graham was unveiled in the National Statuary Hall of the US Capitol. Speakers at the dedication talked about the life and legacy of Graham through which hundreds of thousands of people gave their life to Christ and many more millions...
Passing the Torch

Passing the Torch

There’s a stretch of a 4-lane highway that runs through Birmingham, Alabama. I know it well because when I was born, we lived just off of that highway. We moved away when I was 5 to Columbia, South Carolina, for 8 years, then to Dayton, Ohio, for about a year and a...
Let the Light In

Let the Light In

I once led an overnight trip with 12 youth and 3 adults to Desoto Caverns in Alabama. It’s a large cave with lots of tight walls, sharp stalactites and stalagmites, and low ceilings. We walked for about an hour through the cave with our headlights on. Then the guide...