For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. IsaiahRead 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
A substantial part of the success of many institutions rises and falls on its leadership. Entities like countries, teams, companies, families, non-profits, and churches. And sometimes even in our own individual lives when we needRead 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
Jenny and I traveled during early morning hours to attend a conference near the town I grew up in. I pointed out the window to a community in the country, “My friend lives there.” It’sRead more
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever. Psalm 23:6b NJKV Even when camping in the open country, I need it. Security is a God-created basic human need. From the moment of birth,Read more
Besties. BFF’s. Life-long friends. Friend is such a wonderful and endearing term. The good Lord created us as relational beings, first with Him, then with others. So it makes since to not only understand theRead more
He was so tiny. All six legs moved in synch as his jaws struggled to carry the beetle delicacy across the porch, down the steps, through the dense foliage of an uncut lawn, and into his ant hill where family and friends awaited.
An ant. A tiny, red ant.
I wonder if he realized how outsized he was by the ugly black beetle.Read more