Hope & Becoming

I’ve been thinking … Life is complicated. On our way to becoming, we learn from each other how to navigate this thing called life. We first learned from parents, then from teachers, coaches and for those fortunate enough to partner up with one, a mentor who articulates important life-enhancing behaviors. We glean knowledge from listening … Read more

“To thine own self be true.” What happens when you are willing to do that?

Shakespeare said, “To thine own self be true.” What happens when you are willing to do that? I’m not sure why this memory came back to me today, but about six years ago we went out riding with our motorcycle friends on a long, leisurely, calm, dry ride to dinner.  Now flip what I just … Read more

Lost in Adventure

Do you feel a little lost after a time of adventure, excitement, fun with family and friends? You know, like the holiday that was just yesterday but is already a memory. Do you feel a little lost because the weekend passed and nothing special happened? Or maybe because something is broken and you don’t know … Read more

Finishing Well or Just Finishing

What a celebration and rejoicing in heaven! Billy Graham, hero of the faith is home. In his honor, I’m republishing this post which I first wrote because of his life testimony. Happy Birthday, Billy Graham. A hero of the Christian faith turned 98 on November 7th. Billy Graham has lived in the public eye since … Read more

Go Toward the Light

Today your age doesn’t matter. This is Christmas and whether you’re 3 or 103 there is something special for you. Whether because of memories of the past or making memories.with moments of today, this is a day of connections. An estimated 100.5 million Americans were expected to drive or fly more than 50 miles from … Read more

Sometimes it's hard to be thankful . . .

I’m not thankful. There it is. Not thankful. I’m not thankful that in the beginning when God created Earth that he let sin and depravity in. But I am thankful that God gave up his only Son Jesus to die on the cross and be the remedy for sin. John 3:16 I’m not thankful for … Read more

Awful or Awesome?

Yesterday at the end of a full and productive week, I was eager for the weekend. You know. Put work on the shelf, get into a book, take a long walk, watch a Hallmark movie. After hours of concentrated work with substantial progress I had that winning feeling. An hour later, I was overcome. The … Read more

Refining Grace