The Good Shepherd, Present In The Valleys

by Kevin Burton    Christian friend, have you had a visit from the evening wolf?    As light slips into to darkness on a particularly frustrating day, there is an enemy, sensing the time is right to pounce on you in your state of agitation. This is the evening wolf.    I got this concept …

God Works Beyond Our Limitations

by Kevin Burton    The book of Mark records perhaps the most eloquent prayer in all the Bible.  At least it’s the one I can relate to best.    It’s a prayer that speaks to faith, the limits of human faith and the power and sufficiency of the Lord Jesus.    Parents, what would you …

Bills, AFL And I Get Good Start To Season

by Kevin Burton    Super Thursday anyone?    Yeah, you’re used to Super Sunday. Big meals, commercials as big deals and oh yeah, a football game, the Super Bowl.    Did you ever want to skip the five months of preliminaries and cut straight to the chase?  Ever want to skip all the insurance commercials …

Be On Time Sugar Bear, Don’t Be Late

by Kevin Burton    Are you aware that there is a National Be Late For Something Day?    Well, it was two days ago, Sept. 5.  Surely then I have succeeded, having delayed recognition of it for two days?    Would have been difficult to comply on the actual day because I didn’t have much …

Of OSSB And A Bright Sunshiny Day

by Kevin Burton    How do you get to 50 years? It starts with a day, or a night.    Then, you turn your heart toward the sunrise, again and again.    There was a night when my parents put me into the family Delta 88 and drove me from our home in Yellow Springs …

More To Biblical Kindness Than Being Nice

by Kevin Burton    When a person works out, exercising and lifting weights, you will see the evidence of that work in the form of muscle development.     The characteristics of a life yielded to Christ are also evident. The Apostle Paul calls it the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22.23.   We’ve been talking …

Storm Warning, Careful In The Kitchen

by Kevin Burton    Our favorite Mexican restaurant has an offering called “Special Rice.”  It is special but I think I can do better.    There it is kids, your official warning: I’m headed back into the kitchen.    I don’t mind cooking but don’t truly love it. Mostly I rush through the process without …

Genius GM Kev Makes The Wrong Call

by Kevin Burton    Spent Sunday afternoon catching up with a friend.    I tuned in to see the Detroit Lions Pittsburgh Steelers pre-season game. Detroit’s right tackle is Penei Sewell a second-year man from Oregon who I demanded my Bengals draft fifth overall in the 2021 NFL Draft.    When they didn’t draft him …

Words Borrowed From Foreign Languages

by Kevin Burton    When I travel to foreign lands such as Mexico or Mississippi, I bring back souvenirs. I’m sure you do too in your travels.    Some of the souvenirs we bring back are words and phrases. Today we look at some favorites from the Merriam Webster dictionary. Their list is of words …

Walking Down Memory Lane With God

by Kevin Burton    Remember taping favorite songs and programs from the radio?     In the old days we didn’t have websites where you could look up practically anything. I taped a lot of songs back then.    Later I began taping programs from favorite radio ministries. I still have a handful of those tapes. …