Mounted inside the lower level of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty is a bronze plaque. On this bronze plaque are engraved the words of a poem by Emma Lazarus. The poem is titled “The New Colossus.” It reads as follows: Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from … Continue reading We Ought To Remember
Below are some verses from my scripture reading today that leapt out at me. They reminded me to trust in God, to dedicate myself to the study and application of His Word. These passages also reminded me of the times in my own life when I was at peace even though circumstances were difficult because … Continue reading Verses from Today’s Reading
I'm reading one of the ministry books my grandfather allowed me to plunder from the library he built over an extensive ministry career. As I read it I noticed the very smell of his library accompanied this book. Just holding it takes me back to his office and a scent that I've come to associate as … Continue reading The Scent of Legacy
My grandfather (Opa I call him) was a pastor and missionary. His father (Matt Bunyan Smith) was also a pastor. This week I spent time going through my grandfather's library. He has a plethora of excellent books which still speak today (just because a book is old doesn't mean it's outdated). In several I found … Continue reading Legacy
Eleven things that I am particularly thankful at this moment.