I got an emergency phone call from American Express last Tuesday night saying that my card had been compromised. Sure enough, when I got online, I saw some charges that I didn’t make. We all know that there have been issues with Home Depot and Target, and I’m sure I used my card in one of those stores. American Express, who has excellent security measures (in my opinion), was right on it. They cancelled my card. I’m not responsible at all for the charges that were made when my personal information was compromised. Continue
Who Do You Work For? September 19, 2014
Last Saturday, I was in an all-day strategic planning meeting for Door of Hope, a shelter for homeless families in Pasadena, California. I’m on their board, and I just love what they do. I love their mission of taking chronically homeless people and working with them until they’re in permanent housing. It’s a very good thing.Continue
Worship Prayer September 16, 2014
One of our people recently was frustrated with prayer meetings. They seemed to be boring, redundant, nothing more than a list of things to ask God for, and all about us and what we need. She found that it was kind of perfunctory, kind of boring. So she began to research different kinds of prayers, and she stumbled across a resource that talked to her about worship prayer.Continue
I Sin a Lot September 12, 2014
I was at an area fellowship, a time when people who serve on the field get together to enjoy each other’s company, tell stories, encourage one another, and pray together. It’s really wonderful.
While I was there, I heard a great story. Continue
The Fear of the Lord September 9, 2014
Proverbs 9:10 says, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom” (NIV).
I was thinking about the time when I was most afraid. RobAnne and I were at a conference in Seoul, South Korea, and it was right before the Olympics. We were in a taxi going from the church where the conference was being held to our hotel, and there was a huge traffic jam, so we decided to get out of our taxi and simply walk over to our hotel.Continue
Looking Forward September 5, 2014
This past weekend I got to spend a little bit of time with my granddaughter, Flora, and something took place that really spoke to me. My son, R.W., and I were lying on the floor, and Flora was between us on her blanket doing what babies do – smiling, cooing, moving her legs and arms, and just being a great baby. Continue