Emails from the Great Beyond

Since I haven’t written in a while, here’s a few stories, loosely linked together, contemplating our mortality. Exciting topic, right? Every culture has its own way of honoring those who have passed away but I am reminded of a few verses of scripture from Ecclesiastes talking about the futility of it all. I covered some of the verses in my small group lesson comparing Ecclesiastes … Continue reading Emails from the Great Beyond

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Among other things, my job involves leading foreign mission teams. Specifically, I travel to Uganda, Africa. If you want to go, message me in the comments at the end of this article. Leading a mission team is tricky. For one thing, people don’t always understand why they are going on a mission trip. We don’t go on missions to throw money at people, to build … Continue reading Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

A Christmas Letter

Time can get away from you. As we near the end of a most untraditional year, here’s a chance to revive a holiday tradition—the Christmas Letter. People have always sent holiday greetings but the Christmas Letter, as far as I can tell, became somewhat of a tradition in the 1950s. The format is simple. The writer will, in one way or another, comment how quickly … Continue reading A Christmas Letter

Life’s Roller Coaster

I love roller coasters. I love life. Both make me anxious. For some people, a roller coaster is analogous of life. It has thrills, curves, highs, lows. But, to me, it’s not a good representation because everyone on the roller coaster is going through the same hills, curves, highs and lows at the same time. In life, we are not all on the same path—and … Continue reading Life’s Roller Coaster

Things We Learn From Children

  Here’s another one I wrote for “Parenting Points.” Here’s the link to the original. Hope you enjoy. Let me know in the comments. *** As I was pumping gas earlier this week, and taking note of the “summer surge” in gas prices, I was reminded of a conversation I had with my daughter about a year ago. It made me smile. On the morning … Continue reading Things We Learn From Children

Do as I say, not as I do

This is an article I wrote for the Parenting Point column in Anniston/Gadsden Christian Family magazine. You can visit that site here. *** If you watch television, you may have seen the series of commercials where adults begin to act exactly like their parents. While humorous, the commercials ring true. That’s what makes them funny. At some point, most of us begin to assume certain … Continue reading Do as I say, not as I do