Our Glory and Joy

Years ago my father in law, David Cummins, pastored a church in Lacrosse, Wisconsin. In the church, there was a good man named Jim Wright.  One day his son and namesake would end up marrying dad’s fifth daughter, Michal’s sister Myra.  Jim and Myra continue to serve the Lord today as missionaries. Jim Wright senior …

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Straw or Wheat?

We live in a day of renewed interest in the process of dreams, visions, and impulses to determine the will of God.  Subjective impressions seem to rule the day in the lives of many professed believers.  This is in no small part due to the influence of the TV Evangelist that tries to drum up …

A Great Sinner

I’ve been reading in 1 and 2 Samuel and particularly taking note of the life of David.  In so many ways David was “the man after God’s own heart”.  One wonders why this moniker is placed on a man who had so many deficiencies in his spiritual life.  After all, he committed adultery with Bathsheba.  …

The Untended Garden

Across the street from the church there is a city park called Greenmead. It is Livonia’s much smaller version of The Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village where historical homes, factories, and shops are put on display.  I often do a prayer walk over there either early in the morning or late at night during the gloaming …