LOSING SPIRITUAL WEIGHT

LOSING SPIRITUAL WEIGHT

Years ago when I was in high school, the mother of a friend of mine was trying to lose weight. Her doctor told her that every extra pound of body fat was like carrying an extra pound of butter. My friend’s mom was carrying a lot of “butter” and wisely took the...
TOGETHER IN HIS PRESENCE

TOGETHER IN HIS PRESENCE

Yesterday, Jan and I did something we have wanted to do for a long time.  We ordered the headstone for our gravesite wanting to spare our kids the hassle of that process when the time comes. In the historic pioneer cemetery where we will be buried are some...
A LESSON FROM MR. FROGGY

A LESSON FROM MR. FROGGY

The photo depicts the last of Mr. Froggy. Mr. Froggy was a puppy play toy we bought for our dog, Ladybug when she was only 9 weeks old. What you are seeing is the surviving toe of a frog foot. We brought Mr. Froggy home two years ago and he was an immediate favorite...

PUTTING MY FOOT DOWN

Last summer after I tore the quadriceps tendon in my left leg and had surgery to reattach the tendon, I entered a long season of physical therapy and recovery. I am just now feeling somewhat back to normal. It has been a long haul. Simple things like walking became a...
BEFORE THEY ASK

BEFORE THEY ASK

During the 1990s, Jan and I were based in Berlin, Germany with an assignment to serve the nations of Eastern Europe, nations that were previously under the rule of the old Soviet Union. Those nations were recovering from decades of dominance under the hard fist of...