Posts by Bryan Bice

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The Next Chapter…

by Bryan Bice

Think about the last book you read. How did you feel at the end of a chapter as you turned the page to begin the next? No doubt, it depends on the book. I’ve been reading Andrew Bonar: His Diary and Life, and the “chapters” are based on huge chunks of years at a time. […]

Goodbye, Encourager

by Bryan Bice

As of this year, I’ve been in pastoral ministry of one form or another for 39 years. I’ve been blessed through those years to have known a few of God’s people whom I would call “encouragers.” Unfortunately, the ratio of encouragers to discouragers is, well, discouraging. Nevertheless, one good, faithful encourager can do a great […]

Distracted!

by Bryan Bice

How many times has this happened to you? I sat down at my desk, opened some books, readied pen and paper (yes, “old school,” I know) preparing to get into a good session of study, when all of a sudden, “ding”! My phone let me know that someone just sent me a text. Well, I […]

Climb to the Top!

by Bryan Bice

To call Yosemite’s El Capitan a “cliff” is an understatement; it is an almost incomprehensible behemoth, a 3,200-foot wall of granite that rises vertically from a valley. So begins an article on billingsgazette.com reviewing the National Geographic film documentary Free Solo. I happened upon the film the other evening as I was watching a movie […]

Quick to Forget…

by Bryan Bice

Amazing how quickly I can forget something important. Early this morning, I had read Numbers 11-13 and did the appropriate “tsk, tsk” at those ungrateful Israelites. It hadn’t even been two years prior that they were grinding away day after day in abject poverty and humiliating slavery. The oppressive conditions compelled God’s people repeatedly to […]

Throw Out Those Plans!

by Bryan Bice

As with much of the country the last few weeks, the winter weather has created a little bit of mayhem in our lives. The drive to work that normally takes 10 minutes may take 15-20. The day’s activities may include some shoveling before or after work. Mundane tasks—like grocery shopping or getting gas—become more of […]

How Cold is Cold?

by Bryan Bice

How cold is “cold”? As I sit down to write, our neck of the woods is beginning to enter the deep freeze, with temperatures falling the rest of the day and overnight. The weather people and my weather.com app tell us that the mercury is supposed to hit -26 before rising to a high of […]

Faith & Football

by Bryan Bice

If you happen to be a fan of the NFL, or one of its teams, it’s been quite an exciting season! Some of the teams that were pretty crummy a year ago did very well this year (for example, the Chicago Bears). Some that used to be really good, well, let’s just say they weren’t […]

Best Laid Plans…

by Bryan Bice

We had some good plans— worthwhile, helpful, and productive plans. But you know how quickly your plans can go awry, right? On the last Sunday of 2018, my wife Chris planned to stop by our son and daughter-in-law’s house to pick up our grandson for church. The whole family wasn’t able to make it because […]

Here We Go Again!

by Bryan Bice

How many times over the past few weeks have you heard maxims that sound like these: “If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.” — Andrew Carnegie “By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming […]