The Lesson and Life — for August 25, 2013

By Bob Hightchew   A church hired a young minister. The church was small, running less than 100 people. The young minister loved the people and loved his work. He preached sound doctrine and taught sound biblical lessons.  The Lord grew the church to more than 2,000 members. The years passed quickly and it came […]


The Lesson and Life — for August 4, 2013

By Bob Hightchew   When I was young, I remember two days that were always special in our community. On July 4th our city celebrated Independence Day with parades and fireworks. On June 6th we celebrated D-Day, marking the invasion of Normandy that eventually led to the end of the war in Europe.  At that […]

The Lesson and Life — for September 30, 2012

By Ronald G. Davis   I have been a stranger, a stranger given gracious hospitality. From fried pumpkin blossoms for breakfast to keys to a lakeside vacation home in a gated community (when the owner was away!), I have been accepted in Christian love. Sunday dinner at McDonald’s was a special treat because the children […]

The Lesson and Life — for September 2

By Ronald G. Davis   In The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, the lead character in J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic children’s book, once again gets his opportunity to grow in the 2012 movie of that title directed by Peter Jackson, due out in December. An unassuming hobbit, more concerned with personal comfort and cracked dishes at the beginning […]