Remembering Ravi Zacharias

When I was blessed to work in Governor and Mrs. David M. Beasley’s administration, I met many notable and newsworthy folk. There was only one, however, whose autograph I sought. The Governor’s photographer, Doug Gilmore, knew of my admiration for Ravi Zacharias and snapped this candid in 1996. As the Lord would have it, two […]


“One thing I do: Forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead.” Philippians 3:13 ESV My father developed an acronym based on this verse. It grew so popular that NFL teams had shirts printed with the letters, and certain MLB leagues put the letters on baseball caps. Some politicians have even quoted […]

A Modern Day Parable

“While a large crowd was gathering and people were coming to Jesus from town after town, he told this parable…” Luke 8:4 The Good Samaritan. The Prodigal Son. The Good Shepherd. Jesus often taught in parables, which are earthly stories with a heavenly lesson. Many times my mom would encourage us with her own parables […]

Cowboy Christianity

Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.” Matthew 4:10 NKJV I’ll never forget visiting Frontier Days with my family. Held annually in Cheyenne, Wyoming, it’s one of the oldest and largest rodeos in the world. When […]