The God Of The Detour Knows The Way

by Kevin Burton    One of the ways I tried to witness to my late father was to encourage him to listen to the radio ministry of Dr. Tony Evans.    Evans leads The Urban Alternative out of Dallas, Texas.  Evans is a dynamic speaker. I thought my father might be tiring of my dime …

Love My Good Friends And Fried Chicken

by Kevin Burton    Gonna tell you a funny story, then tell you what it means to me beyond the humor.    My friend Tracy sent me the story.  Not sure where she got it. It is told from the perspective of a school-aged child:    “Our teacher asked what my favorite animal was, I …

The Truth About Losing A Friend

by Kevin Burton    There was a day in 1995 that shook me and shaped me.         My best friend from fourth grade up into young adulthood had died the night before. I didn’t know it yet. We hadn’t seen each other in a long time, because I had moved out of state.     …

Sometimes A Fantasy Is All You Need

by Kevin Burton    If the NFL season ended at this writing, my Bengals would be included in the playoffs. They would travel to Kansas City for a first-round game.    Blood rivals Cleveland and Pittsburgh, though they are having fairly good seasons, would be excluded if the playoffs began today.  How sweet is that? …

Shelf At Work Takes Me Back In Time

by Kevin Burton    A piece of my past was hiding in plain sight in my work space about two feet above my right shoulder.    I’m still getting used to the surroundings at my part-time clerical job at a local church.  The place is a maze! Thankfully, my job duties don’t take me around …

Preparing For Grace, Our New Cat Daughter

by Kevin Burton    There is a very small area rug on the floor in the laundry room.    Unlike the many other things on the floor in the basement, this one is there for a reason, a good reason.     This one marks the space where the food and water will go for our …

Cover Your Family And Friends In Prayer

by Kevin Burton   “One of the most effective ways to pray for ourselves and for others is to pray scripture. In doing so, we echo back to God that which we know is his will.”    Those are words from the back cover of the book “Covering Your Life In Prayer: Discover A Life-Changing …