Another Catching Up on AMI (Articles of Major Importance)

* “They Don’t Have Trump to Kick Around Anymore” (Conrad Black, American Greatness) * “The Biggest Political Blunder in American History” (Steve McCann, American Thinker) * “Thousands of pastors go into hiding amid China’s rising persecution, attempts to eradicate Christianity” (Jackson Elliott, Christian Post) * “The Future of Christian Marriage” (John Stonestreet & Shane Morris,…

“A Christmas Reflection”

Moved by a conversation with friends this morning, Claire and I decided to post a short story (a very short story) that I wrote as part of Vital Signs Ministries’ Christmas letter of 3 years ago.  We offer it again as a Christmas meditation on truths that are as crucial to celebrate as ever.  And…

Should You Strive for a Balanced Christianity?

It seems that the number of books, articles, sermons and devotionals which extol the “balanced” Christian life are endless.  That’s too bad for, despite their good intentions, they are based upon a false premise, a premise whose source is actually Greek philosophy and not the Holy Scriptures at all.  Indeed, balance is the stuff of…

Vital Signs Ministries’ “Sweet Treat” Outreach

Yes, the quarantines are still in place and thus keeping us from presenting our popular “When Swing Was King” shows in 12 senior care facilities every month. In fact, there is no end in sight to this “great hunkering down” as it concerns nursing homes and other senior living facilities. Our response to this sad…

Here’ s the Latest (That’s #17) in our “Anti-Boredom” Packets

I know Father’s Day is behind us but sparked by our conversations and prayers about our fathers last weekend, Claire and I thought we’d share a couple of quick stories before we get to the quiz questions and quotations in this latest “Anti-Boredom” Packet.  My “Dad story” for today concerns a really nifty lesson he…

Have You Thanked a Cop Lately?

This morning we sent out a few letters to the law enforcement agencies in our area. That included the Omaha Police Department, the State Patrol, Douglas County Sheriffs Department, and a couple of others near us. We suggest you do the same. Perhaps get your kids and grandkids involved…maybe your church, Sunday School class, or…

The Panther Patrol’s Last Mission

As those of you following our ministry in creating “Anti-Boredom” packets for distribution in senior centers and nursing homes know, we have recently been including personal notes, encouragements, photos, and personal stories in the opening letter. Below is the letter that went out today to 12 different facilities (hundreds of seniors being residents there) along…

Recalling “Back in the Day” Days

# 15 in our series of “Anti-Boredom” packets has been sent to the 12 senior living and senior care facilities where (in the pre-quarantine era) we showed our “When Swing Was King” shows every month. And all 15 are available to anyone through this link on our soon-to-be-revitalized website. But here, to spark the nostalgia in you…

Calling All Creative Kids!

Because of the quite legitimate concerns over the spread of the China virus in senior centers, our “When Swing Was King” shows remain grounded. Indeed, we have not been allowed into any of the 12 facilities on our regular monthly schedule for the last 3 months. Now June is closed too and the rest of…

A Letter to the President

I’m wrote this quick letter to the U.S. President early this morning over a coffee at Paradise cafe. Claire has typed it up nicely and it’s already on its way. However, I’m posting it as an “open letter” in hopes that it might motivate you to follow with a letter of your own.What do you…

But be doers of the word,
and not hearers only.