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...
Minimums

Minimums

What’s the minimum again? I have teenage daughters. There’s very little that scares me anymore. And having teenage daughters makes me appreciate my parents knowing they had a teenage version of me in their house for several years. Now THAT is scary for me...
Get Back Up Again – Part IV

Get Back Up Again – Part IV

Financial genius I am not Not an impressive way to start a post, is it? Yet it doesn’t change the reality that it’s honest…and, more importantly, authentic. I’ve made bad decisions. And that truth came to a head in 2018 while hunting hogs from a tree...