“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” ~John 15:13

Purple Heart recipient dies after saving granddaughter, 3, from Oklahoma house explosion

A Purple Heart recipient and Army veteran is being remembered for his heroic actions after sacrificing his own life to save his granddaughter after their home in Oklahoma exploded and caught fire last month.

Don Osteen, 69, was with his 3-year-old granddaughter Paetyn when a propane gas explosion leveled Osteen’s house in Maud, Okla. on Sept. 19.

​The Bible never belittles human disappointment

​The Bible never belittles human disappointment (remember the proportion in Job — one chapter of restoration follows forty-one chapters of anguish), but it does add one key word: temporary. What we feel now, we will not always feel. Our disappointment is itself a sign, an aching, a hunger for something better. And faith is, in the end, a kind of homesickness — for a home we have never visited but have never once stopped longing for.


I’m Not The Brightest Bulb in the Box!

Quite honestly, I am not the brightest bulb in the box.

Comparing me to others, I may be a 40 watt bulb.

BUT comparing me to Jesus & His teachings…

I’m about a 4.3 watt bulb.

But if you hook me up with Jesus, by His grace I am 100 watts of pure gracious and glorious hope that others may find Him, too!

~Brother Murf