The Lesson and Life — for August 26

By Tom Warner   Madelyn, our newest granddaughter, is just 6 months old. She’s beautiful, adorable, sweet, cute, precious, and more. Yet, she is pitifully helpless, requiring constant attention, needing someone with her, or at least nearby, every minute. Fortunately for her, everyone in her life loves giving her all that attention. But if she […]

The Lesson and Life — for August 12

By Tom Warner   Listening to a few minutes of the Huckabee Show on Sirius radio recently, I heard a discussion about why thousands of Christians in America don’t vote in the presidential election. Huckabee’s guest, Andy Andrews, said he thinks it’s because they don’t like either candidate so they don’t vote for anyone. He […]


The Lesson and Life — July 1, 2012

By Marvin Garrison   Boxes are an intricate part of life. There are gift boxes, pillboxes, storage boxes, toy boxes, and toolboxes. In baseball there is the batter’s box, the coach’s box, and box seats. In basketball it’s the “box and one” defense. Hockey has its penalty box. For the golfer it’s the tee box. […]

The Lesson and Life — June 24, 2012

By Brent DeWees    Friendly Persuasion is an old Gary Cooper movie set during the civil war about a family of Quakers. Naturally, the rules for good standing in the Quaker church were very strict and our hero Gary kept running afoul of what many today would consider unreasonable restrictions.   Loving People Nevertheless, the […]

The Lesson and Life — June 17, 2012

By Brent DeWees    Golf can be a frustrating sport. One day you’re at the top of your game, and the next day it feels like you’ve never swung a club.    A Do-Over Thankfully golf has an age-old tradition known as the “mulligan.” Simply put, it is a do-over: if you hit the ball […]