The Sandwich

I love Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends. I also love what happens the day after Thanksgiving. The day after is when “The Sandwich” makes its yearly appearance. It has become a ritual for me. Slices of turkey breast, crisp bacon and Havarti...

Joy Up, Church!

As I recover from knee surgery to repair a ruptured tendon, I find myself up at all hours of the night taking pain meds and icing my knee. I write this just a bit after 1:00 am from our living room hoping to let Jan get a few more hours of sleep. I need to keep my...

The Therapy of Simple Pleasures and Good Friends

There are some negative moods that are shifted by simply enjoying good food with good friends. I’ve had negative attitudes adjusted over a plate of biscuits and gravy or a rack of baby back ribs in the presence of faithful friends. Life is best lived in the company of...
Living a Balanced Life

Living a Balanced Life

Jan and I were on a walk through our town. As we strolled along, I looked down at the pavement and noticed one of those small weights that get attached to the rim of a car wheel to balance its spin. When I saw the weight, I thought, “That car is out of balance.” If...

Righteous Reasoning

I was asked to be part of a conversation with two very talented people involved in a business proposal with several investors. The proposal they are working on was at a critical stage of development just before its scheduled launch. They needed a word from the Lord. I...