After putting it off for too long, I submitted to outpatient surgery to remove the excess skin obscuring my eyesight. Procrastinating was easy because other than looking droopy eyed it wasn't stopping me from studying until lately. A field vision test persuaded me it was the correct decision. Well, the surgery is over, and my family…Read more Synopsis 2-25-17
“So reach out and welcome one another to God’s glory. Jesus did it; now you do it!” (Romans 15:7, Message) A beautiful little girl smiling brightly at me Sunday morning said, "Pastor, I love you!" I felt her reaching out and take my heart right out of my chest. She is a child with special needs and she…Read more All are Welcome!
Reading my son's twitter feed, I watched this video and laughed all the way through! I like and use Apple products but this parody by IKEA is funny. It also reminds me of why I am analog/digital. I am so grateful for my books, real ones, that I hold in my hand. More about books…Read more IKEA Apple Parody
"The chance you had in life is the life you've got. You can make complaints about what people, including you, make of their lives after they have got them, and about what other people make of other people's lives, even about your children being gone, but you mustn't wish for another life. You mustn't want…Read more Thanksgiving 2014
Two of our students stopped to visit with me in my study at Woodland, last week. Listening to them was deeply gratifying (one is a graduating high school and the other just completed their first year of college). Their life plans center around their desire to love God with all of their hearts. I've watched them grow up for…Read more Two Students and a Book I’m Reading
"What are you reading?" "Do you have a plan for your reading?" "When do you find time to read?" These are three questions that I am asked frequently? In the last few days in particular these questions have come my way. So I thought tonight, I share with you my answers. First of all the…Read more What I am Currently Reading
Compassionate Leadership by Ted Engstrom and Paul Cedar After reading Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr by Ron Chernow a few years ago, I found this story in Compasionate Leadership compelling. From Chapter Three - The Perils of Compassionate Leadership "Dr. Karl Menninger, founder of the famed Menninger Health Institute, learned that people…Read more What I’m Reading