THE FRIENDSHIP AND HUMOR OF MARRIAGE

Jan and I are coming up on 49 years of marriage in just a few weeks. The longevity of our marriage has produced a relationship that is as real as it can get. Being together this long leaves no room for pretense or faking it. Last week a few things took place that...
LOOKING THROUGH THE NOISE

LOOKING THROUGH THE NOISE

I worked as a lifeguard during my summer breaks during college. When you have a bunch of kids in the water all screaming, thrashing, and splashing at the same time, you must look through all the noise and activity if you are going to see that one kid in trouble and in...
THE GIVING LIFE

THE GIVING LIFE

Atop a panoramic overlook above our home stands a tree beside a trail. For the last 20 years, I have hiked past the tree and noticed increasing numbers of people take it upon themselves to carve their initials into the tree. It is causing damage to the tree and in...

THE JEOPARDY OF OVER-CORRECTION

There’s a lot of over-correction taking place in our world. We all have strong opinions and interpretations about how we should live life and in what direction we should be moving. Like a vehicle traveling at a high speed and its driver trying to avoid an obstacle in...

MOTHERS – WE LOVE AND HONOR YOU!

In some circles, it has become socially chic to downplay or even demean Mother’s Day. Don’t buy into it. Honoring mothers is a higher road to take even if our personal journey has been painful. Moms, we love you and we are so grateful for the sacrifices you made to...