I’ve watched two different dramas unfold this past week. They are different but devastating for both people. Both have had an emotional darkness fall over their life that could swallow them up by despair if they allow it. Both are Christians, and both have a choice to make with how to process it. This is… Read More


Have you noticed how people are using emoji figures more and more to express their feelings? The little figures were created to make sure a cryptic message comes across as intended, such as a sad or happy face, or a face with a wink. I got to thinking the other day that an emoji bible… Read More


Because of days like yesterday I have a love / hate perspective for my gender. Some men have represented the noblest and most courageous roles in history. Many have lived and died with valor and honor, while respecting all people, and especially their wives and children. I love and cherish these men. On the other… Read More


I’m journaling (again) through the Gospel of John with my Journey Group. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve done this. I can say, as I’ve told others, that I always find new insight with passages I have read before, and thought I completely knew its content. This morning I read (again) a passage… Read More


I met with my Journey Group this morning. They are different from many I’ve done, for they are all in their thirties. They are Millennials. However, they are just like all the other groups I’ve had, whether they are older, from different cultures, a different race, or a different stage in their spiritual development. Here… Read More


It has taken me many years and many mistakes to understand a truth that I can give my best effort with something while not doing the best that I can do. Our concept of “our best” is most of the time a personal endeavor to accomplish a goal or objective.  Therefore we use all our… Read More


I watched a video yesterday about a child in Mosul Iraq who was rescued by a courageous American man. An ISIS sniper gunned down the child’s mother, along with some other civilians. The small child wore pink ribbons tied in her hair, like so many small children around the world do. This impressed upon me… Read More


I had an interesting discussion with my Journey Group this morning. Those guys are all professionals or businessmen, and they happen to be Generation Y, or commonly referred to as Millennials. They are bright, energetic, creative, and the future. This is why I enjoy them, and why I want to invest my time into mentoring… Read More


This past week my wife was given an insulting blow that hurt her. It hurts me as well, for I love her more than my own life. The rude blow came from a friend who is less a friend to Sallie than Sallie is to her. This became apparent, and although she suspected it, it… Read More


Here’s some interesting Bible trivia, or at least it interests me. The reason it interests me is because I continue to discover facts that seem to be hidden in scripture, and once seen, a more complete picture emerges that tells us more about Jesus and God’s plan for our redemption. Here goes:   The Hebrew… Read More


I’d like to tell you a story about a man. Maybe you will find yourself in the same situation, in different ways, but the same as well? Perhaps his story will encourage you. Here goes:   Years ago in a different country and with different norms two men stole some sheep. They did this in… Read More


I watched an interesting group text last week with a group of men. I am part of the group, although I am more of an observer than a text-er. What I see with these men is similar to what I have observed with a “squad,” whether it is the Army, Navy Seals, or Marines. A… Read More