Do You Really Know Him?

We live in an era of reality TV and social media. Our culture is obsessed with celebrity, even though some seem to be famous just for being famous. Anyone who has a favorite celebrity can follow that person online to get the latest posts, tweets, and scoops on the person’s life, whether he or she... Continue Reading →

UNCHANGEABLE

The heat of the sun this week declared the arrival of Spring. The seasons remind us that change is a constant part of life. Yet we seem innately wary of change. Occasionally we like it, but often we fight it.  The world around us changes, our minds and bodies change, and it is outside of... Continue Reading →

Passions, Preferences, & Priorities

Writing has been a passion of mine for most of my life. Whether I am blogging or crafting an email communication at work, I get joy and satisfaction from finding the right words to convey my message. I have been blogging for just over two years, and this weekly discipline of writing and editing has... Continue Reading →

It sounds like a squirrel, but. . .

There is an old joke about a Sunday School teacher describing a squirrel in an object lesson. A child knew the description sounded like a squirrel, but still felt the right answer had to be Jesus. These days, I am learning that Jesus has a single right answer for me; the answer always seems to... Continue Reading →

Good, Old-fashioned Selfish Ambition

I didn’t used to consider myself to be an ambitious person. I never had high aspirations for career achievement or wealth. But I realize that a change has occurred, and ambition has crept up on me. This is likely a result of improved mental and spiritual health. I now have a desire to do and... Continue Reading →

Pride in Disguise

As my academy class’ 20-year reunion approaches, my emotions have become more jumbled. It has even invaded my dreams. On May 20, 1999, I got my last look at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in my rear-view mirror. I was moving west to meet my future as a Coast Guard officer.  Life never goes as... Continue Reading →

Go or Stay, Here Am I

I have spent the last decade seeking God and wrestling with Him over my disappointments and unmet desires. It has been a process of learning to depend on His sufficient grace, one day at a time. As a result, I am more content than I have ever been. Yet, lately, I have felt a new... Continue Reading →

GOD Economics

In my past, there are some financial struggles. I was underemployed, and living in an area with a high cost of living. My family helped me, but God got me through. God helped me scrape by, get into better jobs, and eventually get out from under the debt I incurred in the lean years. Through... Continue Reading →

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