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 …

No Separation From God, Thanks To Jesus

by Kevin Burton    One of the wonders my new schoolmates told me about after I got to the Ohio State School for the Blind was a great separator.    It delineated this side from that side, my side from your side.  They called it The Magic Door.    See, I even capitalized it. It …

God’s Grace Based On His Holy Name

by Dane Massey    (Dane Massey is the former Pastor of Mulvane Christian Church. He is now in ministry in Houston, Texas.)       As I spent time reflecting on the words of our salvation my mind was captured by a verse and a thought.      “Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption …

Redeemed Sinners Are God’s Trophies

by Kevin Burton    The grace of God, His mercy, transforms a wretch like me and I just can’t grasp it.     Without God’s grace I’d be a dead man walking.  With God’s grace, I’m redeemed, washed in the blood of the Lamb, converted from an object of scorn to an object of wonder.     …

A Virus Antidote Of Sorts In A Little Book

by Kevin Burton    The house is more than a little cluttered just now. We’re in the mode of getting stuff out the door. But I found a keeper Wednesday.    My wife Jeannette put it in the maybe box that I wrote about last month (“The Maybe Box Keeps The Peace At Home,” April …

Can We Count On Our Better Angels?

by Kevin Burton    From Shakespeare to Lincoln to Susan Ashton come thoughts today of “better angels.”    “Better angels of our nature,” was the phrase Lincoln used in his first inaugural address.  That speech was a plea, ultimately ignored, for unity in a nation divided over the issue of slavery.    We think Lincoln …

Here Comes The Spring, I Say It’s All Right

by Kevin Burton    Little darling, welcome to sunshine. Welcome to new beginnings.    We have breaking news on Page 7 today and it’s news you can use: In the northern hemisphere, spring begins tomorrow at 10:33 a.m. Central Time USA.    You might be in church at that time, so you can let your …