One Dad’s Paternal Peace

How in the world does a father of four experience the joys of paternal peace? Where does it come from and how, in the midst of children growing up, becoming adults, does a parent wear a presence of peace? There is no control in this, nor is there the ability to maneuver decisions or outcomes. […]

Nothing To Spare

There are days when everything goes wrong, or maybe just one really important thing goes bad. This morning I walked out to my car only to find one of my tires flat. It was hot, sunny and I haven’t changed a tire since the 1980’s. Then I remembered my roadside assistance benefit! It was heaven! […]

Waiting On The Last Man With An Empty Plate

There is something that happens to a grown man when they are sitting around the dinner table, waiting on their food and it never comes — or at least it takes forever. You know the moment, when you’re out with a group of friends or family, everyone has ordered and the food finally arrives.  Except, […]

Forfeit The Grace

Do I really believe the Word of God to be “a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path?”  Yes I do!  God’s word to me has been increasingly more meaningful and His voice, through His word, has been steady, firm and clear.  His promises and assurances fill me with more God-confidence and […]

The Very Answer

Life is filled with hard knocks — I presume you’d agree.  Circumstances that wield their way in and out of our lives, leaving a trail of hurt, pain and worse . . . destruction.  It can lead to personal torment and depression, worrisome and troubled thoughts and a sense of control that has somehow remained […]

Without Wings

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.  James 4:10 There are plenty of things crafted by the Master’s hand that goes counter to all things understood.  In many ways we would consider these things “exceptions” to whatever rule they seem to break.  For instance, the Platypus, an egg-laying mammal — seems […]

A New Day

Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.   Psalm 90:12 Today is pretty simple for me — it began as a new day, a new hour, a new minute, a new second — and all of them without doubt have come through His mercy and grace as a […]

Where Joy Is Bred

I usually don’t write in my blog on the weekends, but after reading this morning I cannot help but share this — mostly for myself. Thomas Brooks was an English Puritan preacher and author. In his book A Cabinet Of Choice Jewels he wrote the following: “That Christian who has free grace, who has free […]

From Bethlehem To My Life

A busy night and day in Bethlehem it truly was! My life feels equally busy these days – so much so I miss the God of the universe on display in my heart! May I never forget and remember today that the God of the universe who came to earth in Bethlehem not only lives […]

Thanksgiving And God’s Goodness

Many are arriving at homes with their best dish in hand to visit with family and people they’ve never met before. Regardless, God is good and we all have much … so, very much to be thankful for. For something different, I thought this videowould be a bit of fun and perhaps something we all […]