The Eye of the Storm

I have always loved the story of Jesus rebuk­ing the storm in Mark 4:35 – 41. When I was a child I used to hide when storms came. I was very afraid of thun­der and I was too lit­tle to under­stand that noise was the only real threat thun­der had to offer. It didn’t mat­ter in the midst of the storm though. […]

A Day at Floßenbürg Concentration Camp

As pre­vi­ously men­tioned, I was blessed to spend a month in Ger­many with my son, his wife and my new grand baby. I stayed in the Ger­man state of Bavaria, and tech­ni­cally we were just an hour out­side of the Czech Repub­lic. I stayed in a small town called Wei­den (in der Oberp­falz). I got to visit Amberg, Nurem­berg, and Floß. […]

Truly He Taught Us To Love One Another

Oh Holy Night is prob­a­bly my favorite hymn of all time. It is usu­ally only sung dur­ing the Christ­mas sea­son, but it’s mes­sage is time­less. This Christ­mas I am singing with a small group in my Church and this is one of the songs we are prepar­ing for our Christ­mas pro­gram. I was hum­ming the tune and […]

I’ll Wait 『Til You’re Home To Have Christmas

I love Danny Byram’s music. Enjoy this touch­ing Merry Christ­mas trib­ute to our deployed mil­i­tary mem­bers and their families. *****

The Elusive Finish Line

It was just an ordi­nary evening. Emma was in bed for the night and I just sat down to rest when I got the news. Bryan had been hurt in train­ing. I didn’t know the details out­side of know­ing that he was in surgery. I found myself at that moment stand­ing and look­ing at a fin­ish line. The fin­ish line […]

Wonderful Words of Life!

Some­times com­fort­ing a hurt­ing or dis­tressed per­son can be uncom­fort­able. Even when we have faced the same trial our­selves, it can still be hard and unset­tling. I think this is where cer­tain overused phrases are born. Out of a sin­cere desire to help and encour­age we find a phrase or two we are com­fort­able utter­ing. We slowly build a small […]