Christian Meditation

Christian Meditation

Have you ever given someone else directions only to have them do the exact opposite of what you asked? My wife knows all about this. Oh, and not with the kids, but with me. She knows better than to ask me to take care of the laundry. Bath towels would be the only...
Spiritual Disciplines

Spiritual Disciplines

A few years ago, I took it upon myself to learn to swim freestyle the right way. I’ve swam for as long as I can remember but never used any technique. So I started down the road of learning to swim freestyle. I started slow and worked up speed and distance till...
Unexpected

Unexpected

I remember my very first time teaching a small group. Never in a million years did I ever see me as a teacher. Writer, yes. Teacher, heck no! But I was, standing in front of a small group of 12 adults, older than I and likely much wiser. And I was to teach them. There...
Better to Give

Better to Give

Whether running, swimming, or cycling, regardless of how fatigued I am, I’ll get this surge of energy toward the end of a long session. This good feeling tells me to keep pushing ahead. No matter how I feel before the rush of endorphins, I forget the muscles depleted...
Friend or Foe

Friend or Foe

I love summer kid’s camps. No other activity in kid’s ministry has the potency of kid’s camp. More happens spiritually in one week of camp than I can pack into a year of kids ministry. Of course, it’s not all spiritual. Camp has fun, from...
Revolutionary Behavior

Revolutionary Behavior

Politics I wouldn’t say I like standing in line at the store. But the conversations that occur while in line are usually entertaining and telling about the individuals. Sometimes I join the discussions and add a thought or two. But there are times I refrain. And...