The Wages Of Sin Include More Negatives

\by Kevin Burton    You get wages for the work you do at your place of employment. But you get much more, right?    You get benefits.    During the recruiting/onboarding process some HR type will review with you an employee handbook and benefits package. These are the terms of employment.    God gave one …

Consider The Source Of The Promise

by Kevin Burton    This is the story of two songs, one title; two sources, one promise, namely, “the best.”    And, within the setting of popular music, it’s also a mini grammar lesson about comparative and superlative adjectives.    Chances are you have heard the one song, but not the other. The title of …

The Power To Make Someone’s Day

by Kevin Burton    You have a superpower that you might not know about; the power to make another person glow.    So says a “happiness expert” quoted on CNBC.    Stephanie Harrison, founder of The New Happy, writes that using nine phrases will instantly brighten someone’s day. She says we underestimate how happy someone …

When Thumbs Up Doesn’t Come, Then What?

by Kevin Burton    When I was a sort of young beep baseball player, I had a team mate who always talked about heart guards.     Beep baseball is baseball for blind players. The ball is slightly bigger than a softball and depending on who made the ball, it can be quite hard.     When …

Has The Grinch Stolen Your Christmas?

by Dr. Jeff Schreve    (Guess blogger Dr. Jeff Schreve believes that no matter how badly you may have messed up in life, God still loves you and has a wonderful plan just for you.)    “And the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy …

What A Blessing To Be A Child Of God

by Kevin Burton    In my moments of despair, my wife will remind me that I am a child of God.  But what does that mean?    Let’s look at it in two ways today, first by peeling the phrase apart, second by taking it as a whole.    What does it mean to be …

The Road Is Good For What Ails You

by Kevin Burton    “When I hear that siren call baby, I just can’t help myself,” croons Bonnie Raitt. She’s authentic and believable and I get it.    The tune is “The Road’s My Middle Name.” It’s from her album “Nick Of Time” and I get that too.    The road is the life blood …

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 …