Remembering Uncle Louie

It's the middle of the night. My post-middle-age-but-not-quite-senior self has been wide awake for about a half hour. I checked my phone when I woke up and learned that my Uncle Louie passed away last night. He was 85. This was not unexpected, although death always comes as a surprise. My thoughts turned to what … Continue reading Remembering Uncle Louie


God's Great Story

In January I was pleased to speak at my home church, Wallace Memorial Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee, as they celebrated the life and ministry of Dr. Bill Wallace, a medical missionary to China for whom the church is named. Revelation 7:9-11 (HCSB): After this I looked, and there was a vast multitude from every … Continue reading God's Great Story


Sam’s team surrounded him and together lifted him onto their shoulders. The home crowd cheered wildly, and the euphoria was like nothing Sam had ever felt before. Assisted by his best friend, Barrett, he had just scored the winning basket in the final seconds of his high school’s district championship. As the seconds rolled off … Continue reading Temptation


“They have come for us,” my father said simply. As we hurried through the house with my mother and sister, my father whispered, “Whatever happens, remember to be brave and strong. They can control many things, but they can’t control our minds.”