Guess What I Just Saw?!

We have all been in that moment when someone comes rushing into a room and proclaims, “Guess what I just saw?”  Depending on the inflection, this can be a very exciting moment.  Rarely does anyone turn down such a voyeuristic invitation.  We love a juicy moment. There...

Goodbye Football

It has been a tough season in my region. Our college team lost in the National Championship. Our Pro Team lost in the Playoffs. The only game left is the Super Bowl and it involves the two teams that gave us our last two postseason losses. There just seems to be no...

Bad Words

When my brother and I were young we played outside quite a bit. Often it was with our cousins or a neighbor or two. As play ensued and we got caught up in our world of imagination, every so often a bad word would slip out of someone’s mouth. Fear took over the moment....

A Polite Approach

A Polite Approach Can you imagine walking into someone's home as a guest and demanding they rearrange their furniture to suit you? Would you ever go into someone's office and give them a critique of their décor? I am assuming that most of us would answer no to these...

Wait, Listen, Obey!

These are three of the most difficult words that human beings come up against. These three words go against our nature. Therein lies the problem. Our nature is a little skewed you see. We have that pesky sin nature that makes us want to put ourselves and our needs...

Beginning or End

Are you the person who looks at this time of the year and thinks of all the things you didn't do, or do you focus on a new year beginning and consider all that can be done? The answer most likely varies as much as the pessimist/optimist query. Whichever answer you...

That Age

My kids are at that age. They are at that age in which they don’t want anything under the Christmas Tree, they just want cash or gift cards. How humbug is that? I must confess that it has been hard to get into the traditional Christmas Spirit this year. I miss those...

The Fog

  I leave for work early on most Sunday mornings. This past Sunday was no exception. It is always dark, but this Sunday was also accented with a heavy fog.  As I drove my normal route to Church, I noticed street lights that I normally do not see. I don’t see them on a...

Light at the End of the Forest

There was once a people who because of their disobedience had been exiled to a dark and foreboding forest. The forest was thick and overgrown. The canopy shut out almost all light, and thorns and thickets had grown up all around the area in which they lived. Day in...

I Love You

I love you.  I mean I looovvvveee you! I think about you all day every day. There is never a moment that you are not in my thoughts. When I hear your voice my whole world lights up. The thought of spending time with you consumes me. My favorite thing is when you reach...