Happy International Happiness Day!

Little girl that is happy

My understanding is that external declarations (don’t worry; be happy) only affect us (okay today I’ll be happy) when we acknowledge the authority that makes the declaration… Read more


yellow bellied prinium

The first thought I had when I remembered that quote was, “Why is yellow a code-word for cowardly?” This information was especially important because, as a kid, every week on “The Lone Ranger” I heard, “You no-good, yellow-bellied, horse thief!” Read more


My wife inherited her parent’s practice of hospitality. During the time that our family lived in Romania, I was the “missionary” doing all that missionary stuff but my wife simply opened our apartment to people. Read more

Lime of the world

water heater

By the end of a couple of hours, the outside of that old beast looked like it had fallen off of a truck. Read more


As a courtesy to the local public library, some manager offered to fix a broken device they had. I was told to go pick it up and fix it. I brought it back, opened it up, and the other ET’s openly laughed. Read more


In Jude 1:8 it says,“…In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires.” I did a quick search and there are several places in the Bible that speak against scoffing – God doesn’t like it. Read more

Little Red Riding Hood

Because of the threat from predators, it’s common in Romanian villages to see cows meandering down the village streets, unattended by anyone, in the mornings and evenings. Read more

Jesus is 24x7x365

This passage of Scripture is fascinating. The religious leaders of that time had elevated the law of Moses above the God of Moses. They thought they were in charge. So, when the giver of the law stood before them, they attempted to put Mose above Him! Read more


hot cpu of coffee

So, by now you’re asking, Gary, how are you going to wrangle a devotional out of coffee, especially when so many people abhor the stuff? Well, here goes… Read more

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