The Joy of the LORD is your Strength

Writer Philip Yancey says this about endurance. “Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.”   By the time we reach chapter 8 of Nehemiah, our main character has faced all manner of obstacles to the goal to rebuild the wall around Jerusalem. Nehemiah had been … Read more

How to survive the Holidays

The Holiday season is a joyous time of the year for most of us, but for those who have experienced a loss, or who find themselves feeling sad, anxious or lonely, or depressed this usually festive time of the year can be a sad or painful time of the year. Stress & Anxiety can become … Read more

Modesto Manifesto

“Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” Proverbs 16:3   Watching the black and white televised Crusade from the 1940’s at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte was an extraordinary experience for me. While typically steely strong, I was greatly moved hearing and watching one of God’s greatest Warriors delivering … Read more

Lanham Brothers Christmas Show

Randy Lanham is always a fun guest to have on Shaped by Faith. He brought a washboard for me to accompany him as he played Jingle Bells on his mandolin. We had lots of laughs reminiscing about last year’s Christmas show when he called me the day of the show and asked me to be … Read more

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