Tag Archives: Howard Dayton

Bev’s Second Surgey

Dear Friends, This afternoon during some prayer time, I began to weep suddenly. I’d been feeling tender all day, but now this. Why? Then, I realized that in about 14 hours Bev, my wife of 42 years was going to … Continue reading

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Jack Norman Funeral

The contrast could not have been more vivid. The senseless tragedy of the murder of 20 first-graders and 6 staff at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and the death of 81 year old, Jack Norman. Rightfully so, … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy

What do the hurricane “Sandy” and Steve Jobs’ new yacht have in common? Sandy was the largest storm (1000 miles in circumference) on record to smash into the US east coast. Dozens lost their lives, some 8 million people lost … Continue reading

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Update on Bev

Dear Friends, It has been seven weeks since my wife Bev’s double mastectomy surgery. Thank you so very, very much for praying for her recovery. Here’s the update: We are incredibly grateful to report that all her testing has confirmed … Continue reading

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2 Timothy 1:7

For the past several weeks, I have been meditating on 2 Timothy 1:7 which says, “For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and a sound mind.” Think about that! God has not … Continue reading

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Running for Office

My mailbox is besieged with letters and advertisements from politicians, and in Florida it is hard to watch TV without seeing a political ad. Most of the advertisements have one thing in common—a harsh attack on the candidate’s opponent. The … Continue reading

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Not Enough

Dear Friends, Saturday morning I awoke early from a sound sleep repeating the words “It’s not enough!” It’s a blessing to pay off your credit cards . . . but it’s not enough! It’s a blessing to pay off your … Continue reading

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Encouragement

Dear Friends, This morning I was reading (probably for the sixth time) a classic book, Spiritual Leadership, by J. Oswald Sanders. Something he wrote jumped out: “Great leaders have always been great encouragers.” And when I reflect on those who … Continue reading

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Not of The World

God’s ways of handling money are so different than the world’s way. Isaiah 55:8-9 tells us, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the … Continue reading

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Never Forgotten

Dear Friends, While on a 8-hour flight a couple of days ago, I carefully read the book of Ecclesiastes, and It impacted me like never before. Repeatedly, Solomon tried various ways of making his life meaningful and fulfilling. Hard work, … Continue reading

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