Responsibility and Freedom

“So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.” (John 8:36, NLT) "Freedom is only part of the story and half the truth .... That is why I recommend that the Statue of Liberty on the East Coast be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the West Coast." Victor Frankl, Man's Search…Read more Responsibility and Freedom

Free to Succeed!

Throughout the Covid 19 pandemic we have been reminded of the importance of healthy hygiene habits. Produce recalls, canned goods recalls, and meat recalls due to E-Coli are not unusual anymore. I am grateful for the recalls so that we trust the purity of what we buy from our local grocers. We live with the…Read more Free to Succeed!

Three Verbs Helping Me with Covid-19

Saturday morning after expressing her concern that I was manifesting symptoms of the Corona virus, my wife asked me to get a Covid-19 test. It surprised me when the results returned positive. The thought of being in quarantine with a full week ahead was annoying. My first thought wasn't that I had the virus it…Read more Three Verbs Helping Me with Covid-19

He Sees Me When I’m …

The walk across Woodland's parking lot following Christmas Eve Services always has a deep sense of peace and joy for me. On many Christmas Eve nights it has been a cold and brisk walk with the campus blanketed in snow. This year the peace and joy were there and a sigh of relief that it…Read more He Sees Me When I’m …

Guest Post – Rebekah’s Christmas Breakfast

Holiday time is filled with traditions. We celebrate as families and connect generation to generation by passing along traditions and making new memories.. As a first born myself, traditions are important to me. However, I never realized how many of those family memories I had passed on to my children until I tried doing something…Read more Guest Post – Rebekah’s Christmas Breakfast

My 2021 Christmas Playlist – Hope is Here

At once the angel was joined by a huge angelic choir singing God’s praises: Glory to God in the heavenly heights, Peace to all men and women on earth who please him. Luke 2:13–14, Message My favorite memories of Christmas always include music. Our family Christmas celebrations as a child included singing with all of…Read more My 2021 Christmas Playlist – Hope is Here

Advent Hope and a Winter Wish

Our sons and their families are coming home for Christmas. We have grandsons hoping for a snowy Christmas to go sledding, build a snowman, and throw snowballs! One of them hopes that Papa and Gramma will give him a puppy for Christmas. Their hopes are wishes. It's how the word is used today. Wishes that…Read more Advent Hope and a Winter Wish