Love Dawns

Love Dawns

A light has dawned in darkness It appears to be no hope Until the light of life comes His miracle love     Listen to more:   Subscribe on Stitcher (Android)  |  Listen on Google Play (Android)  |  Subscribe on iTunes (Apple)    Music credit: Tony Anderson; Image credit: Shutterstock.

Struggle to Find Hope

Struggle to Find Hope

The backdrop of my life is massive failure, failure of my grandparents and my parents — to know how to be good parents — and my own failures and blindspots as a parent of four daughters. I look at friends I’ve lost, friends I have failed, and friends who’ve failed me. The judgement in my […]

Love Delights in You

Love Delights in You

The world I lived in / was shattered, broken, and dark / He rescued me from / The pain / A gentle light came / In the stillness / Love showed up / In the early morning, dawn / I rose to deliver news / As dawn broke / I was walking / delivering newspapers […]

Questions for Life

Questions for Life

My dear friend for almost fifty years is Landon Saunders. Landon would come to the University campus in the early 70s as I worked with college students. I remember one day a college student asked him how he got up in the morning, and he said, “I read a chapter of Proverbs a day and […]

Healing Love

Healing Love

There are three things that I would like to share with you: 1.) God is present. 2.) You are loved. 3.) He will never leave or forsake you. This is very good news for us all! He promises us these things in addition to his commitment to heal every sickness, take away pain, destroy evil, […]

Broken and Loved

Broken and Loved

by Terry Smith When I was a boy I loved to hear my name called by someone who cared. He called me by name: Jesus, lover of my soul, Christ who lives in me. When life breaks my heart, I feel I cannot make it without his internal peace, constant communion with the lover of […]

E011: One Love to Please

E011: One Love to Please

It was a frightening moment: My best friend told me he was going to die. He told me how he would die and who was going to orchestrate his death. I put my hand on my weapon and I declared with deep resolve. I rebuked him by saying, “That will never happen! Not on my […]

E010: Flexible Love

E010: Flexible Love

I’ve learned if I’m going to get the most out of life, I must be flexible. I always want to be flexible around what matters most. With 11 grandchildren, they are a priority. This weekend Melissa, Charlotte, and I drove 14 hours to get to the finals of the North Carolina High School Lacrosse State […]

E012: Pontius Pilate on Jesus

E012: Pontius Pilate on Jesus

For a long time I’ve wanted to record Pontius Pilate’s view of Jesus. I bought the book Jesus, Son of Man by Kahlil Gibran in 1963 and I read this account of Pontius Pilate’s encounter with Jesus of Nazareth. I offer this reading to you, that you might listen and be encouraged. Listen to more […]

E09: Loved on the Journey

E09: Loved on the Journey

I am a man who has been broken by life. I am also a man who believes one can rise from the ashes and enter the battle for life with vision and hope. I have discovered in the process that I am becoming a better man because I’ve learned to focus on what really matters: […]