Too Busy Singing

US Navy choir

Ever feel helpless, like your troubles are too big to handle? Even kids do sometimes! So I was telling the grandkids the story of King Jehoshaphat’s army (2 Chronicles 20:1-30). An assortment of enemies had gathered together against God’s people and were going to attack. God’s people had an army but surely not with the equipment of those other armies,…

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This World Is Not My Home

passport marked "Heaven"

As 2020 became more saturated with stress, lies, fear, and violence, I found myself singing the old song “This World Is Not My Home.” As a child in the ’50s and ’60s, we sang this all the time at Sunday night youth group, church camp … It was cool that it was about Heaven, but I mostly loved the beat,…

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Think Like Me?

Back when pop stars Madonna and Britney were at the top of the charts, Madonna said, “Dress like Britney Spears and think like me, and everything will be fine.” After hearing that, I confess that sometimes at work meetings I’d say, “With apologies to Madonna—if y’all would just think like me, everything’d be fine!” Truth is, Madonna and I were…

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An Ode to Mothers

My mother, the late Sadie Evelyn Henry Lusby, published the following piece in Seek magazine, May 11, 1975. That was just a few years past the time when my sister and I were teenagers—and Mom no doubt spoke from our perspective in this parody of the nostalgic song “M-O-T-H-E-R.” But she was also seeing the blessing of her age, given…

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The Lord Will Give You the Words

conversation over coffee

Ever regret chances you had to witness for the Lord but didn’t? Me too. But one day I was proud of myself. (And I have to credit the International Conference on Missions [ICOM] for the fact that I was so tuned in that day. That’s what ICOM does for you!) I hope this little testimony gives you good ideas. The…

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