A Tribute to Hope

Today is my wife Hope’s 44th Birthday; & as a part of our families celebration of the gift of her life, love & faith, I am re-posting this blog: “NO SAM’S MOM!!!” It was one of the proudest moments of my life. It ranks up there with...
HEROES

HEROES

Andrea: “Unhappy is the land that breeds no hero.”Galileo: “No, Andrea…Unhappy is the land that needs a hero!”–Bertolt Brecht, Galileo “The fate of the hero is linked to the secularization and disenchantment of the modern...

“Fair Sunshine”

One of the most influential books I read in my early ministry life was: “FAIR SUNSHINE –Character Studies of the Scottish Covenanters” by Jock Purves. These biographical sketches of certain Scottish Covenanters…the story of their faith, families, and horrific...

“Simple Steps Forward”

“Some people treat life like a slot machine, trying to put in as little as possible, and always hoping to hit the jackpot. But I believe that people are wiser, happier, and have more inner peace when they think of life as a solid, intelligent investment from which...

Our Braveheart

Psalm 101:6 “My eyes shall be on the heroes of the land!” “Tell my father…I died with my face to the enemy!” –Col. Avery at Gettysburg Between 1992 & 1994, I actually spent in depth devotional time reading about Christian martyrs. Foxe’s Book, Fair Sunshine, The...

Memorial Day

Psalm 101:6 “My eyes shall be on the heroes of the land!” “Heroes don’t come back…they don’t return from war…true heroes are not the living, but the dead!…I once was asked, ‘Grandpa, were you a hero in the war?’…No… but I served in a company of heroes…”...