And God Said…

And God Said…

Genesis chapter 1 has got to be the most-read chapter in all of the Bible. I say that with a complete lack of any kind of objective data, but with a strong hunch that it’s correct. Just think about it. When someone who isn’t schooled up on the Christian faith says, “I want to understand…

Chaos to Calm

Chaos to Calm

Storms in our lives are inevitable.  Just in the past month, we have seen storms that have devastated hundreds of people’s homes, and businesses, and even cost people their lives.  On the western coast of Alaska, we recently had Typhoon Merbok hammer our shoreline communities.   Merbok had inflicted severe destruction on the islands of the…

Faith 2.0

Faith 2.0

I wrote a blog entitled “Faith” two and a half years ago about becoming a grandpa for the first time. Now, because I have—as of Tuesday, 9 Aug 22, at 11:10 PM—become a grandpa for a second time, I’m moved to write again about how I felt back then, what God has done in the…

The Best of Men, Pt. 1

The Best of Men, Pt. 1

No one knows exactly from whom the phrase, “The best of men are but men at best,” came from. It was first documented in 1680 in reference to the character of General John Lambert, who had aided Oliver Cromwell to invalidate Charles I and the royalists during the English Civil War. Since then, it has been…

For Everything there is a Season

For Everything there is a Season

For everything there is a season, and a time for everything under heaven:” Ecclesiastes 3:1    Does that remind you of a Byrd’s song? Me too. Well, the way it looks and feels Summer and Fall are effectively over, and Winter is on our doorstep. A new season is arriving. The light and warmth of…

Are you ready?

Are you ready?

Years of coaching have provided several interesting examples of things gone good and then things gone bad. Way back in 1990, in Tallahassee Florida, I had a young man who was part of our basketball team for a while who was very verbally confident regarding his basketball skills. Everyone around “T” was aware that he…

What Do I Really Need?

What Do I Really Need?

 One of my very first blogs written way back in March of 2020 was an attempt to bring some biblical perspective to the hysteria surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak. America was headed into an unprecedented lock-down and I described hearing a radio commentator characterizing America grappling with the developing pandemic news in this way: “It’s 330…