Whose handprint on "Footprints"?
June 19, 2008
Most people are well familiar with the “Footprints” poem. This touching poetry describes a Christian noticing two sets of footprints in the sand as he walked with Jesus, only to discover there were times when only one set of footprints were outlined in the sand.
Dismayed, the person assumed... Read More
Sitting in the bleachers on Sunday morning
June 13, 2008
I’ve found myself sitting in the bleachers on Sunday mornings more than I care to admit.
Twice since mid-May, I’ve missed church services due to my teen’s youth sports events.
I haven’t felt this guilty since … well, I haven’t felt this guilty in a long time …perhaps because I rarely miss worship... Read More
Get the scoop on "Sexless in the City"
May 31, 2008
If you are reading this blog posting, you may already have read my column about author Anna Broadway and her new book, “Sexless in the City: A Memoir of Reluctant Chastity.”
As promised, I’d like to share information about Broadway’s blog, which actually preceded the book.
For some interesting... Read More
When a Christian blogs ...
May 24, 2008
Blogging may be a fairly new phenomena in terms of today’s technology, but not so new that there aren’t any rules to govern those bloggers with ethical standards.
Those ethical standards should be especially important for Christians — or other people of faith. One would think that the teachings of... Read More
Steven Curtis Chapman family's loss
May 22, 2008
In 2005, I interviewed Steven Curtis Chapman just as he was about to visit Oklahoma City for a concert tour promoting his album “All Things New.”
It wasn’t our first interview, but I have always remembered it fondly, no less so than today, upon hearing the news of the tragic death of his youngest daughter,... Read More
Experiencing summer... one VBS at a time
May 22, 2008
I’ve written several stories on vacation Bible school and there’s something that most people don’t know about me:
When I go to the vacation Bible school activities I write about, I don’t ever want to leave.
I want to do all the fun things that the kids are doing.
That’s right, I’m just a big... Read More
A father's dream
May 21, 2008
Carey Casey, (Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman)
Carey Casey said he is living out his dream to transform America.
Casey, chief executive officer of the National Center for Fathering, believes the nation’s transformation will come when fathers become the leaders they were destined to be.
In... Read More
More on tithing
May 11, 2008
I struck a nerve when I ran a small brief on tithing in April.
For those who are not familiar with the term, tithing is the practice of giving 10 percent or more of one’s income to the church.
I asked readers to let me know if they tithe or not and they were more than happy to respond. We ran several... Read More
Tell Mom it's Pink Sunday
May 08, 2008
Pink Sunday isn’t a campaign to get Mom to wear her pink suit to church on Mother’s Day.
It’s a three-year-old outreach effort of the Central Oklahoma Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
People in churches throughout the metro area will distribute Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer... Read More
Goodbye to a survivor
April 25, 2008
(Photo by Steve Sisney, THE OKLAHOMAN) Oklahoma lost a living treasure today with the death of Holocaust survivor Manya Kornblit of Ponca City.
I first met Manya Kornblit in 2005, when I interviewed her for a story about the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.... Read More
April 14, 2008
I’m a romantic at heart and Scott Williams of Crofton, Md., recently made my day.
According to a Capital News Story distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services, Williams is frantically searching for someone who will give him two tickets to Thursday’s papal Mass at Nationals Park in... Read More
Park of Hope
April 04, 2008
On Saturday, more than 50 volunteers from LifeChurch.tv, Crossings Community Church and the WISH program at the University of Central Oklahoma will converge on Hope Crossing, Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity’s first-ever neighborhood of Habitat homes at NE 83 and Kelley.
The volunteers are to help... Read More