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This is Us.

by Jim Wallace

A knee on a neck for nine minutes. . . Heavy, merciless, stubborn, unmoved . . . . . . a recipe for death; a fuse that lit the fire of a national calamity. The kindling?  Ahmaud Arbery, a bright 25-year-old black man innocently jogging through an Atlanta neighborhood, chased down by three white men—one […]

Every Effect Has a…?

by Jim Wallace

The year 2020 has certainly been one that will be remembered. The numbers themselves suggest a year of clear vision; an ability to see ahead with perfect acuity. However, what has happened this year demonstrates just how deficient every one of us is in this matter of predicting what the future holds. Imagine, for a […]

COVID-19 & the Glory of God

by Jim Wallace

“Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone” (Romans 12:19, NIV). My wife Jeanie regularly talks with her older sister who lives in a small town in Nebraska. Her older sister is one of the most talented, intelligent, wonderful, caring, generous and moral people you could ever know.  Through the years […]

What’s Your Method?

by Jim Wallace

What’s Your Method?  Did Jesus really command us to preach the Gospel to all creation?  Well, there it is, in Mark 16:15:  “And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.’” At first glance, it seems a little extreme, doesn’t it?  What difference is the Gospel going to […]

A Not-so-Silly Dove & a Mother’s Love

by Jim Wallace

For all 17 years we have lived in our current home, we’ve had a pair of mourning doves who have nested in the covered entry way to our home, on an upper ledge, not more than six feet from our front door. I seriously doubt it’s been the same pair of mourning doves; I doubt […]

Forgotten Treasures & Incredible Opportunities

by Jim Wallace

For a moment, open up the files in your brain marked “Bible knowledge.” Does the town of “Lydda” find a match? How about the name “Aeneas?” They didn’t for me this morning, as I was reading my Bible.  If I had been on a Bible quiz team, I would have assumed that Lydda was some […]

What Really Matters

by Jim Wallace

Just how much has changed in the past six weeks became apparent to me once again, this time in a doctor’s office. I was seeing my infectious disease specialist, Dr. Parker, about the infection from my recent Achilles tendon surgery.  However, I was just as intent on quizzing him about what he recommended I do […]

Who Will You Listen To?

by Jim Wallace

It’s Spring. And like the rest of America during the Covid-19 crisis, we’re stuck at home. And if you’re my wife, that means it’s time for Spring cleaning! I’ve resisted the urge, but Jeanie’s whirlwind of cleaning ambitions motivated me to clean out my file cabinet. I came to a file overflowing with various oddly […]

You’re so Vain

by Jim Wallace

“I have seen that every labor and every skill which is done is the result of rivalry between a man and his neighbor. This too is vanity and striving after wind” (Ecclesiastes 4:4). “You’re So Vain” is the title of a hit song of the ‘70s by singer Carly Simon.  It depicts her evaluation of […]

The Unthinkable

by Jim Wallace

The unthinkable happened this morning. We ran out of toilet paper. The thought is sobering enough, but before your imagination runs wild, let me assure you that the crisis was averted. First, it was an epidemic (in two bathrooms only), and not a pandemic (the third bathroom had some).  And Jeanie did come to my […]