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  • December 16, 2019 Jeff Criswell

    These shirts were made for wearin'

    Back in the day, 1966 to be precise, Nancy Sinatra scored a pop music hit with "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'". (No link provided because of all the scantily clad ladies). The upshot of the lyrics was / is...

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  • November 23, 2019 Jeff Criswell

    Christian Privilege

    I've worn a Christian tee shirt just about every day since August, 2009. That's over ten years, if you're keeping score at home. At this point, I couldn't imagine not wearing one. It's a privilege to shine for Jesus, and...

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  • May 12, 2019 Jeff Criswell

    No Compromise

    Jesus gloriously saved me on May 12, 1977. On this, the anniversary of my 42nd year in Jesus, I'd like to pay homage to a musician who God used mightily to inspire not only me but a generation of believers...

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  • March 20, 2019 Jeff Criswell

    Missing Person

    I have been saved for 41 years but have also fallen away twice. The last time was around 2002. Without going into details, serving Jesus had simply become too hard and I wanted out. Like a shark scenting blood, Satan...

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  • July 24, 2018 Jeff Criswell

    Married to Jesus

    You've seen 'em.  The silent couple at the restaurant, their heads bowed as they ritually shovel food down the hatch They are with each other but not really.They yearn to communicate but can't. Whatever buzz they once got from each other...

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  • June 16, 2018 Jeff Criswell

    Batter Up!

    My guilty pleasure is baseball. Practices and games included, my kids played at least a thousand times and I was there for just about every one of them. I liked the game so much I started (and sold) a baseball...

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  • May 26, 2018 Jeff Criswell

    Black Jesus

    I rather doubt that Jesus was actually black. I also question the Hollywood version, good-looking Euro-Jesus with shoulder length hair and high cheek-bones. Instead, as a first century Jew, he perhaps was a dark complected Middle Easterner who Isaiah (53:2) suggests...

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