An Anchor for the Soul

Weekly Devotionals

for Strength, Comfort, and Encouragement


God’s Hall of Fame

You may never have heard of Ernie Banks…but he is a member of The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York…and a member of God’s Hall of Fame too! Continue Reading →


When You Have to Go to Plan B…

Have you ever had to go to Plan B? You had “Plan A” for your life all figured out…but, things didn’t turn out the way you planned? I asked this question in a sermon recently, and a woman approached me after the service and said, “Plan B? I’m on Plan G, H, and I!” Continue reading



How Do You Spell Success?

Can I ask you a personal question? And be totally honest. Do you think of yourself as a successful person? And, more importantly, what criteria do you use to measure Continue Reading →


Passing the Baton

Who has been a mentor in your life? Who has invested their time and energy to help you become who you are today? Who has “passed the baton” to you and challenged you…inspired you… to run faithfully the next lap in the race that is before you? Continue reading


The Three Feet Rule

Author and philosopher William James once said, “The deepest craving within any human being is the craving to be appreciated.” People ache to be seen, heard and acknowledged, James said. Continue Reading →


Channels, Faucets and Nudges

Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish-American industrialist who led the expansion of the American Steel industry in the late 19th century. He became one of the wealthiest and most philanthropic Americans Continue Reading →


The Power of “Re-membering”

Our grandson Nathan graduated from high school this past week. I can’t believe it! During the graduation festivities, our son Ryan, our daughter-in-law Holly, and her parents, Rick and Pat Bollinger were remembering the day Nathan was born…it seems like only yesterday! We remembered that Ryan called us when he and Holly went to the hospital. Continue reading


Kingdom of God Eyes

In her best-selling book, Team of Rivals, author Doris Kearns Goodwin describes the day that Abraham Lincoln took office as President of the United States. Unlike his predecessor, James Buchanan, who limited his Cabinet to “like-minded” people from the same political party, Lincoln shocked the nation by selecting for his cabinet representatives of the Republican Party, the Democratic Party, and the Whig Party! Continue reading


Jesus’s Shocking Mother’s Day Message

Abraham Lincoln described the inestimable value of mothers when he said, “no one is poor who had a Godly mother.” Despite Lincoln’s words, maternal relationships can be complicated. For many of us, Mother’s Day can be a joyful day centering on the baptism of a child or grandchild, phone calls, face time, or dinner at Mom’s favorite restaurant. Continue reading


Billboards for God

Suzanne and I will never forget the UBER driver who drove us home from Hartsfield Airport in Atlanta. We were impressed with her knowledge of the history and demographics of our city. Continue reading