From this day forward. Wow! Thirty-six years of marriage. How is this possible? I think back to our vows taken on that day, heading down the aisle as the clueless kids we proved to be.Read more
Dear God, People say we made it worse. They say the same about Me. They accuse of hatred and a curse. Just keep loving, so they may truly see. Sometimes I wonder if You mourn.Read more
I find myself perched in the perfect spot on the timeline of my life. I can finally let go of any perceived letdowns or guilt of the past, and fully embrace the future with whatever energy I can muster up. I’m well past the midpoint, I’m sure.Read more
Recent photos of empty streets and parking lots leave me feeling uneasy. Playgrounds and ballfields. Stadiums and universities. Restaurants and doctor’s offices. School buildings and churches. Where did everybody go? I know how this happened,Read more
Dear God, You okay up there? By all appearances, your world has gone mad. Panicked in a way I’ve never seen. Our nightly television screens remind us how we’ve declined so quickly. Grocery store shelvesRead more
On a recent road trip. I took note of the trees that dotted the brown, barren hills as I passed through. Lonely little trees without leaves. Bare. Naked. Twisted and jagged. Bumpy and exposed. BracedRead more
My son cradles his boy,
his soul and his heart.
Adventurers and warriors,
So prepared for the part.
I have the distinct advantage in this. Since I lost my own father when I was a baby, I get to choose. I spent my whole life watching Daddies in action, studying them to determine what characteristics I’d most need in a father.Read more
Following Jesus cannot be a one time occurrence any more than a bride and groom can go in separate directions after the wedding ceremony.Read more
But it’s in these moments of being real that I can truly reflect the light. God most likely had no intention of using my painting abilities to reach His world. He knew better.Read more