My Favorite Smoky Mountain Artist

  My friend Jane Greenway once told me that oil paintings are restful to the eyes. Maybe my eyes needed a lot of rest, because since then I’ve become a great fan of oils and watercolors. Last weekend, Richard Ensing came to some meetings I held in Pigeon Forge, and afterward he invited Grace and […]

Radnor Lake

  Grandson Elijah and I finally resumed the process of hiking our way through the book 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Nashville. Today, October 22, 2016, was a gorgeous cloudless fall day, and we hiked the Ganier Ridge Loop, with elevations about as high as one can find in the Nashville region — accord […]

Lincoln Land

  I’ve just finished Stephen Mansfield’s fascinating book, Lincoln’s Battle With God, which traces Abraham Lincoln’s painful but steady journey from probable atheism to probable Christianity. Just as I closed the last page, I left to speak at Child Evangelism Fellowship symposium in Peoria, and stayed to speak at Grace Presbyterian Church. That gave me the perfect […]

Word of Life – Scroon Lake

  I’ve heard about “Word of Life” for years — the fabulous international ministry started by Jack Wyrtzen and Harry Bollback in the 1930s. It sprang from the evangelistic rallies Wyrtzen conducted in New York City and elsewhere (see the pictures below). In 1940, Word of Life purchased an island in the middle of Scroon Lake […]