I was mad and felt used. A kid was stealing MY mangoes from MY tree. This happens regularly, but this time differed. The child was lightning-quick and was dressed in black—almost imp-like. As I workedRead more
Stories by the fireside… We didn’t have a fireplace in our New York City apartment, although my dad continued his fireside storytelling tradition throughout the winter months—minus the crackling fire of course. I remember manyRead more
“Now, the Lord of Armies says this: “Think carefully about your ways.” Haggai 1:5 “Even those most faithful to God occasionally need to pause and think about the direction of their lives.” – Don Whitney We bought the television fromRead more
Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run andRead more
December 2019 ~ Central Florida. Most northerners know winter takes on a whole new meaning in Florida. There’s no snow. No sleet. No winter coats and hats—and sometimes no temps below hot. That means weRead more
The sound of a dentist’s drill is the most frightening sound to me. Right up there with the sound of a velociraptor breathing down my neck. Thanks to family genes, my teeth tend to fallRead more
Autumn 2008 ~ Western North Carolina. A whispering wind shook the trees as if to announce her arrival. Amber, orange, and crimson leaves glided down and carpeted the ground. Autumn had arrived in all herRead more
The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside the still waters.
He leads me in paths of righteousness.
He leads me in the ways of peace.
But sometimes …Read more
Consider the called… With blind trust, goosebumps, and heart-stopping moments, a motley crew faced obstacles and their worst fears along the way to lifelong friendships and brotherhood. Jesus had called them onward to feed multitudesRead more
“I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed, ‘WeRead more