A Gift Too Big

Listen to “A Gift Too Big” by Fred Smith   Instead of destroying a weakened Israel, the Midianites chose constant humiliation by periodically crossing into Israel and reducing [...]

One Thing Lacking

Listen to “One Thing Lacking” by Fred Smith   Several times in the New Testament we encounter the surprising notion that the best people are lacking something.  The rich young [...]

Feathers On The Waves

Listen to “Feathers on the Waves” by Fred Smith   The Greeks, as always, had a word for it: tragedy. That’s the first word that came to my mind when I stared at the photo of [...]

The Hopeless Wanderer

Today we would likely label Jacob a sociopath: cunning, deceptive, detached, manipulative and ambitious. He was often cruel and incapable of being loyal. He lived by his wits - and was [...]

Snakes on a Plain

Listen to “Snakes on a Plain” by Fred Smith   There are very few passages in Scripture as graphic and frightening as God’s sending “fiery serpents” in response to the grumbling [...]

Signs of Jonah

Listen to “Signs of Jonah” by Fred Smith   A friend mentioned he is re-reading Graham Greene’s “The Power and The Glory.” It’s the story of a failed [...]

News From Another World

Listen to “News From Another World” by Fred Smith As a young soldier in the Civil War, Jefferson Kidd was assigned the duty of being a messenger – a runner – traveling on [...]

The Measure Of A Man

Listen to “The Measure of a Man” by Fred Smith   When my father was five years old, he fell with a glass jar of peaches he was carrying and sliced open the wrist of his right [...]

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