A Tickle in the Funny Bone

My first ebook, A Tickle in the Funny Bone, is a dozen of my humorous columns including all the April Fool’s ones and the hilarious responses. Readers’ comments: I had a good laugh at this one - still wiping away the tears! I like your sense of humour! I laughed all the way through. I...

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Monthly Archives: April 2012

How to Be Inducted Into the Hall of Fame . . . or Not

Jack looking happy doing non-algebra high school homework

This man deserves a place in our Hall of Fame, the high school principal thought. His excitement grew as he continued to review the list of accomplishments that accompanied the nomination one of my fellow graduates had sent him. Learned an unwritten indigenous language. Developed an alphabet, taught the native people to read and write in their own language. Practiced basic medicine, including dentistry, and taught hygiene. Translated part of the Bible into the language. Speaks four languages. Authored three …

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Five Decades of Marriage, Family and Ministry

Starting the ride of our life.

I wanted to post this column celebrating our fiftieth wedding anniversary on our March 31 anniversary date, but I decided to keep my priorities straight and posted the April Fool column instead. The next weekend was Easter so during Passion week I posted an Easter column. I began traveling on my current speaking trip immediately after Easter, and I posted a column I had in reserve. Now, finally, Jo and I invite you to celebrate and praise God with us by …

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How to Avoid the One Fatal Mistake That Can Sink Your Project

God's Word in Every Language

As a speaker, these are the invitations I thrive on: From a retired couple: “When you are next in the area, please come and stay with us, and this time bring your wife.” From a pastor: “Please let me know if you are available to speak some Sunday. My church needs a greater vision for missions and Bible translation.” From the principal of a Christian school: “Our students need hear from people like you who have done something significant with …

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How a Simple Easter Story Affected a Church and the Denomination

They kept coming, we kept praying.

God’s Spirit moved unexpectedly during the Easter Sunday service in a crowded church in Trinidad. As executive director for Wycliffe Caribbean, on most Sundays I would be away speaking in churches, but this time I had the weekend off and decided to attend a church a few blocks from my office. I had visited a few times and preached there once. The usher seated me in the front pew, next to the pastor and his wife. After a rousing time …

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