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Done Dirty – Do Good

The Fourth of July – a time for hot dogs on the grill, homemade ice cream and shimmering rivers of lights cascading down the night sky.  But the holiday is a difficult one for Steve.  When he was eight years old, his brother drowned in a boating accident on one particularly hot July Fourth.  After […]

Give Us This Day

It was 8:30 when the phone rang.  Our whole family was laughing and joking.  Tomorrow was going to be my fortieth birthday — the BIG FOUR-O.  My children were teasing me about my dire need for Geritol.  And they, along with my husband Harold, were recommending different hair colorings to cover the gray.  The ring […]

Our Love Story

by Harold & Bette Gillogly Over the years, we have been asked how we met and fell in love.  So we decided we had better write it all down while our minds are still clear enough to remember the details.  It is especially appropriate we write this now, as this Sunday (June 11, 2000) will […]

A Study of B-O-B Hope

by Harold & Bette Gillogly When people talk about hope, what they usually mean is “wish.”  “I hope this will happen.”  “I wish that would happen.”  But when the Bible speaks of hope, what it means is “confidence.”  Because of who God is, and what He has done in the past, we are confident of […]

Lessons We Learned From Skunks

by Harold and Bette Gillogly Some years ago we lived in a remote mountain community in Southern California. There were lots of critters up there – some of them real pesky – and we had some hair-raising experiences with a few of them. But come to think of it, that’s better than tail-raising experiences, being […]

Have You Burned Your Ships?

We heard an interesting story recently. When the Spanish explorer Cortes lead his expedition into Mexico to conquer the Aztec nation, he was concerned about the fear and reticence of his soldiers to fight the numerous and fierce Aztecs. So he did something very smart and very decisive. He gathered his men on the shore […]

The Truth About Anger

Here are four truths about anger. If we really believe these truths and act upon them, we will take a giant step toward handling our anger. We get angry because real life is not the way we think it OUGHT to be (Psa. 37:8). “She should understand me.” “He shouldn’t treat me this way.” There […]

The Way of the Towel

If you knew a secret — the secret answer to receiving untold blessing in your life and marriage — what would you do with it?  What if it were a simple secret, clearly explained and graphically demonstrated, a secret you had the ability to act upon?  Would it be worth any sacrifice in order to […]