Don’t Waste Offenses

This post was originally shared over at It is inevitable that offenses will come to us. Someone somewhere at some time will say or do something that will bother us. Perhaps they will be rude, speak evil of us, not appreciate our efforts or intentions, or worse, assign us evil motives when we really […]



The Nobody Club

AA has the famous greeting when a new member joins, “Hi, my name is Bob, and I’m an alcoholic.” After the greeting, everyone says, “Hi Bob.” It’s really more like, “Hiiiiiii” Bob.” A long, drawn-out greeting of recognition and acceptance. If I ever started a club it would go more like, “Hi, my name is […]

A Case of Mistaken Identity

Riding to church early Sunday morning with one of my two favorite son-in-laws, we began to discuss the current political environment. As this season of the election cycle rolls around, I wish I lived on a desert island. Every four years we are inundated with promises that will not be kept, lies that are boldly […]

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God’s Provision

This is a copy of a blog post that I recently wrote for the good folks over at Church Central Many years ago, my wife and I were touring the then famous Crystal Cathedral. During the experience, we entered a beautifully decorated room and encountered the ORGAN. This beast was multiple stories high and I […]

The Shadowy Phantom of Church 1

Every church has at least one. In our gathering, I think we have several. This wispy, sneaky, hard to identify person or family is the center of many conversations. “We don’t measure up to them. We are not good enough for them. They won’t accept us because we are not like them. Everyone here does, […]



Beyond the Whoosh

As my car went crashing through the guardrail the thoughts of a flaming death filled my mind. Would it hurt? What if I just laid there broken but not dead? The ground was far, far away. Miles it seemed. I frantically tried to call my wife, but she didn’t answer. I quickly sent her a […]

Invest in Fathers

(I shared this first over at In our anti-male climate, thoughts such as these could probably be scorned. Men are mocked, stereotyped, and sadly, considered as a necessary evil sometimes, yet if we hope to capture the next generation for Christ, men are the key. (Before the stones start flying, and, if there is […]