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…

Cross the Creek, Pt. 2

Cross the Creek, Pt. 2

The last time you and I were in the blogosphere together, my friends and I stood at an impasse. Laying before us was a fifteen-foot canyon with a mighty rushing river and a thirty-foot waterfall to our immediate left, with no good option to cross- a small birch tree that had providentially fallen across the…

Faith, Obedience, Selflessness

Faith, Obedience, Selflessness

This past Saturday was Armed Forces Day, and Memorial Day is on the horizon. Armed Forces Day was instituted to recognize and thank people actively serving in the U.S. military. Alternatively, Memorial Day is set aside to remember and honor our nation’s fallen heroes—those who died in military service. Both remembrance days are important to…

Who is the LORD?

Who is the LORD?

Who is God? What a question! But, a very good question.  If someone asked you, “Who is God?” what would your response be? Most of us would probably say something similar to the following. He is the creator. He sent His son Jesus to die on the cross for our sins. Then we may even go on…

Consider Your Ways

Consider Your Ways

  The Old Testament book of Haggai, nestled between Zephaniah and Zechariah, is only a two-chapter book. Small compared to other prophetic books, Haggai still contains the powerful words of God.            The prophet Haggai delivered a message to those Jews who had been given the command to rebuild the temple after they had been…

Kindergarten Lesson

Kindergarten Lesson

Years ago I had a friend who was a precocious young lady. Reaching the age we all have longed to reach of 5 years old, she embarked on her new endeavor of formal education. After just the first day of Kindergarten she came home and excitedly announced to her mother, “Mother, Kindergarten has changed my…

What to Write?

What to Write?

Have you ever had that dilemma swirling around in your cranium, “What should I write about?” I am having that discussion with myself as I sit here. On the one hand I really want to write about lessons learned from hunting and God’s provision for His people. Seeing as I will not be going hunting…

Out of Bounds

Out of Bounds

As a former official, athletic director, and coach, I have come to know a lot about “out of bound lines”. Boundary lines in a sport are necessary not to only play the game but manage it as well. Even though some sports use the “out of bounds” lines differently to manage the sport, they all…

Learn By Numbers

Learn By Numbers

Fear has gripped our nation, state, and city. We’re now over four months into responding to a mysterious virus that arrived unexpectedly and continues to profoundly impact everything. And, as of now, there is no reliable sense of when the threat, and the turmoil it brings, will end. Nor is there any sense of agreement…