Tremors

By Charlie Johnston Huntsville, Alabama – If you have been paying attention to the news the last week you know that Atlanta has blown, Memphis is getting ready to blow, and another mass public shooting happened at a dance studio in Monterey Park, a suburb of Los Angeles. While describing all Antifa and BLM-led burning, […]

Read More Tremors

Shedding Spiritual Ballast

By Charlie Johnston Tumbling Shoals, Arkansas – On about half of my daily intentions, I have taken to asking relatives and friends of mine who are deceased to pray for me and those intentions. Of course, that does not assume they are in heaven, because I can’t know with certainty. However, my understanding is that […]

Read More Shedding Spiritual Ballast

The Rising Tide

By Charlie Johnston “There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their lives is bound in shallows and in miseries.” -William Shakespeare (from Julius Caesar)   (While on the road, I am going to try adding a dateline to my […]

Read More The Rising Tide

Milk Bottles

By Charlie Johnston Thank you to everyone who was so kind to my family and me as we went through our bereavement at the loss of my dad. (Complete aside here – people often get confused at when to use ‘and I’ versus ‘and me.’ A simple way to know just from your ear what […]

Read More Milk Bottles

Thanks be to God

By Charlie Johnston The last week and a half have been eventful. The death of my father on Nov. 12 was not entirely unexpected, but it threw many things into both an emotional and a nostalgic tizzy. And now it is time for Thanksgiving.  I have much to be thankful for. The next generation behind […]

Read More Thanks be to God

The Mystic River Rolls On

By Charlie Johnston In Massachusetts there is a relatively short river that has played an over-sized role in popular culture. Only seven miles long, it is the river that abolitionist Lydia Maria Child speaks of in her classic Thanksgiving song, “Over the River and Through the Wood.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s popular poem about Paul Revere’s […]

Read More The Mystic River Rolls On

Fundamentally Transformed

By Charlie Johnston Since 2012 I have been badly wrong on what I expected to happen in three election cycles – 2012, 2018 and yesterday. That is about as many as I had my entire lifetime before that. Clearly, I do not have my finger on the pulse of who we are in this country […]

Read More Fundamentally Transformed

The First Milestone

By Charlie Johnston I am very confident now that, whatever happens today (election day), it will be our first milestone in the renewal of the world. The sequence I have long spoken of when God wants to pull us back to Him after we have determinedly fallen away is to: 1) Reveal the depth of […]

Read More The First Milestone

Danger Ahead

By Charlie Johnston Do you have a question you would like to ask me? Well, once a month on our podcast we are going to cover “7 Questions.” Just send your question to seven7questions@gmail.com and Dr. Joe Brickner and his wife, Connie, will choose some to spring on me. It could be yours! On a […]

Read More Danger Ahead

Always Bold, Never Brash

By Charlie Johnston The last week and a half has been frantically busy – but frantically fruitful as well. In 10 days I drove over 2,000 miles, did four public meetings, three times as many private meetings, and a host of phone calls. Sadly, it is writing here that got pushed to the back burner […]

Read More Always Bold, Never Brash