On Being a Grandfather

Our Family 2020-02-14 There is a time fondly remembered of serving God by doing life as a youth pastor. Monday nights worshipping the Lord with Becky and a band called Dove, teaching the Bible to fully alive students and a great team of volunteers. Afterwards there were games in the gymnasium, and lots of good…Read more On Being a Grandfather

Dreaming 25 years in Our Future

I dream about twenty years from now. In my dream I still rise early to have coffee with the Lord. My wife wakes up and I bring her coffee and toast in bed. We enjoy talking with one another watching the sunrise. (Remember this a dream." By the way she is drinking light roast coffee…Read more Dreaming 25 years in Our Future

A Baby Means Life Should Go On

"A baby is God's opinion that life should go on." Carl Sandberg I have never seen an ugly baby! And I have seen, held, and dedicated a lot of babies. A comedian once said all the babies he had seen were ugly and he wondered how people could love them. We were laughing while he…Read more A Baby Means Life Should Go On

My Journal

“Write down the vision Clearly upon the tablets, so that one can read it readily.” (Habakkuk 2:2, NAB) Nearly every day I empty my heart and soul in my journal. In those words are selections from the Bible, the books I'm reading, my dreams, conversations with others, photographs, receipts for special events like a symphony…Read more My Journal

Thanksgiving 2014

"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 Students and a Book I’m Reading

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