God Makes You a Triple Threat

A recent repair at a rental home we own in Cleveland compelled my wife and I to make three trips to Northeast Ohio within the past two weeks. Our trip on April 27, was noticeably different than our two previous treks up I-71 because traffic was perhaps seven- to eight-times greater than it had been …

Death is Satan's Tool

When I encounter anyone terrified of COVID-19 and adamantly opposed to life resuming in any sort of normal fashion — stores, schools and restaurants reopening, church services and sporting events resuming — their chief logic is rooted in a fear of death, either for them or someone else. I understand that, because I’m firmly in …

I'm Ready, Why aren't we Moving?

Living the Christian life would be so much less complicated if genuinely desiring to serve God fell in line with actually doing it. After all, arriving at a point where you’re devoted to living His plan and following His path is often a struggle. I know I’ve pushed back against it for large portions of …

This is God's Will for Your Life. No, Really. It is.

I’ve challenged myself, and am therefore challenging you, during the next eight weeks of restricted social interactions because of COVID-19 precautions, to list something every day that you are thankful for. It’s a good habit to ingrain any time, but particularly now that our routines have been disrupted and inconvenience and fear tempt us toward …

The Hard Road Christians May be Asked to Walk

As I prayed this St. Patrick’s Day morning for our nation amid the ever-expanding coronavirus precautions, I became a bit uneasy about the prohibitions against life as we’ve known it and how eagerly and passively we are embracing them. I’m trying to balance my discomfort against the Biblical command to accept the authority God has …

Why We Shouldn't Fear the Coronavirus

Saturday,‌ ‌March‌ ‌14,‌ ‌2020‌ ‌dawned‌ ‌as‌ ‌an‌ ‌uncertain‌ ‌day‌ ‌in‌ ‌America.‌ ‌ It was the first day of the first weekend on which the full brunt of the coronavirus pandemic precautions fell. There‌ ‌would‌ ‌be‌ ‌no‌ ‌NCAA‌ ‌Tournament‌ ‌games,‌ ‌no‌ ‌high‌ ‌school‌ ‌state‌ ‌championship‌ ‌competition,‌ ‌no‌ ‌toilet‌ ‌paper‌ ‌left‌ ‌on‌ ‌store‌ ‌shelves‌ ‌and‌ ‌no‌ ‌guarantee‌ ‌about‌ ‌the‌ ‌future.‌ ‌ ‌ …

Stop Looking for What You Already Have

I occasionally misplace my car keys, only to find them in my hand as I search. And I’ve sometimes looked for my reading glasses, which I discover hanging from the neckline of my shirt. I fear that’s how it will be with lost souls on Judgment Day. What a searing, horrible regret they will feel …

Be an Eternal Survivor with Christ

My daughters, and many others, enjoy the television show, Survivor. If you’ve not seen the show, it is a competition of random groups of strangers, living in a remote area. Each person hopes to eventually be the last man or woman standing after the participants undertake a series of team and individual challenges, form alliances, …

Why I Share my Faith

Kerry Coombs was a successful high school football coach for 18 years and a outstanding assistant coach in college for 11 years after that before taking a job in the NFL. After two seasons with the Tennessee Titans, Coombs returned to Ohio State and said something interesting about the difference between coaching in high school …

The Armor of God

It was easier for me as a kid to fall in love with Ohio State basketball than it was Ohio State football because many of the Buckeyes’ hoops games were on television and back then only two of their football games each season could be televised. (Look it up, kids). I have so many memories …