Thursdays With Mom: Golden Memories

by Kevin Burton    I took custody of the gold yesterday.  Didn’t make me any richer, not in the monetary sense anyway.     The transaction took place at my mother’s apartment at an assisted living facility twelve miles north of where I live.  I go there to visit her just about every Thursday.  We are …

Ready Or Not? Jesus Is Coming Back

by Kevin Burton    Remember playing hide and seek as a child?    Surely you do. Just about all of us played. It’s a game played worldwide. You don’t need any equipment, no gadgets, no batteries, no special clothing. Don’t need direct parental supervision.      “Hide-and-seek, (is an) old and popular children’s game in which …

The Bible Is What’s Happening Now

by Kevin Burton    The late comedian Flip Wilson had an ongoing gag featuring a hip, fast-talking preacher who strayed for comedic effect, far from a right interpretation of the Bible.    His Flip Wilson Show aired Thursday nights on NBC from 1970 to 1974.  The recurring preacher segment came from what he called “The …

You Have A Loving Father In Heaven

by Kevin Burton    My earthly father could hardly have done a better job meeting my physical needs or a worse job meeting my emotional needs.    Everyone has a story. Maybe your father is absent altogether. Maybe he is present but missing in action.  Maybe he is the provider and nurturer you need.    …

Easter Means Hope For The Hopeless

by Kevin Burton    You’ll hear Christians today saying “He is risen!” and others answering “He is risen indeed!” What does that mean?    For the Christian faith, for the human race, it means everything.    Today is Easter, “the annual celebration of Christ’s resurrection to life after His crucifixion and death,” according to http://www.gotquestions.org.    “The …

Spiritual Graduation: Heaven Or Hell

by Kevin Burton    This time of year, high school seniors are starting to smell that finish line.  Graduation smells like freedom, I remember.     This is the 27th post focusing on our Earthly School for the Spiritually Blind.  We have compared physical blindness to spiritual blindness and found the latter much more dangerous.    …

“No More Tears,” A Promise From God

by Kevin Burton    Look around you, if you can bear to. Look at the war, the pain, the strife, the death, the violence. What do you call these things?    You could call them page one of your local newspaper. I love newspapers, always have. But there is better news to be found in …

No Roads Between Heaven And Hell

by Kevin Burton    A distance calculator on my computer desktop tells me how far it is from point A to point B.    This feature is helpful for planning trips.    Today’s post represents a sixth-period geography class at our Earthly School for the Spiritually Blind.    Physical blindness is nothing compared to spiritual …

Love, Tears And Doing The Right Thing

by Kevin Burton    This is a story about a boy and his mother.    The mother has thought things through. She will push through the pain. She is doing the right thing. She is resolute.    The big house on the corner? The boy will be leaving that now. He will be back on …

No Avoiding The Question: Who Is Jesus?

by Kevin Burton    In Mark chapter eight, Jesus asks the disciples two questions. The first sets up the second. The second sets up the rest of your life.    This is the seventh installment of our series Ten Questions from the Bible. Our question for today came from Jesus as he was walking with …