Stepping Stones

Searching for Solid Footing in a Stormy World.

Do The Right Thing

Do The Right Thing

Life is full of big decisions. Some are easy. Some are hard. Some are trivial. Some are pivotal. A farmer hired a man to work for him. His first job was to paint the barn which should take him 3 days to complete but he finished in 1 day. His next job was to cut wood,...

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Religious Bullies

Religious Bullies

Mike Pence, former Vice President of the United States, has a policy based on his Christian beliefs and marriage morality. It’s called the “Billy Graham Rule” because of the evangelist who practiced it as well – Never be alone with a woman who is not your wife. If he...

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Failure is not Final

Failure is not Final

Who is Vinko Bogataj? He’s the “agony of defeat” guy on the old ABC: Wide World of Sports. He is a Yugoslavian painter who participated in a world ski championship in 1970. He fell on his first attempt. In his second attempt he fell before he even took off andlost his...

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Don’t worry… Jesus is in control

Don’t worry… Jesus is in control

Imagine a basketball game. It's almost the end of overtime; it's time for one last shot. Who do you want to have the ball? You want the calmest and best player out there. Or imagine the security of the nation is threatened. Threat levels have gone through the roof,...

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Prayer That Overcomes Temptation

Prayer That Overcomes Temptation

It sounded like a good idea when I signed up. A few years ago I decided to add “run a marathon” to my bucket list. So, I signed up for the Martian Marathon in Dearborn 10 years ago. It sounded like a good idea. But when it came down to run the race, I wasn’t so sure I...

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The Test of Faith

The Test of Faith

When I was 15 years old I spent 16 hours with Dave’s Driving School. 8 hrs of class time and 8 hrs driving. But I flunked the first time I took the road test. I flunked my driver's test!!! However, I passed it the second time. Tests are good to make sure we know what...

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Lessons from the Last Supper

Lessons from the Last Supper

There have been some pretty famous meals in history. The first Thanksgiving in 1621 with the Pilgrims is still celebrated. The last meal served on the Titanic was a 10 course meal for first-class passengers. The first meal on the moon by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin...

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The Bitterness of Betrayal

The Bitterness of Betrayal

"Daytime Friends and Nighttime Lovers" was a #1 hit in 1977 for country singer Kenny Rogers. It's about betrayal - a love affair between a woman with her husband's best friend. Betrayal is a hard pill to swallow because it involves deception from an unexpected source...

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Dad – the compass of your family

Dad – the compass of your family

We gave out a compass to every dad at church this Father's day (2022). Fathers are to be the compass of the family. What is purpose of a compass? It is an instrument that guides us in the right direction. A compass helps us to find our way when we get lost. Many...

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My other books are also available: Leading by Serving (deacon ministry),  Christmas Lessons  &  Ministry Lessons