Knowing How The Story Ends

What is it about a good story that can keep me up until 2:00 a.m. reading? Sometimes, even a mediocre story can be compelling. There is a human curiosity to find out what happens next. Sometimes, we already know how the story ends, but we can’t wait to find out how that conclusion is reached.... Continue Reading →

Elective Brain Surgery

It is interesting how we use different words and phrases to describe the different parts of our conscientiousness. We refer to our hearts when it is a matter of emotions and our heads when it is about knowledge. Mind, spirit, soul - it is a challenge for us to convey the complicated inner-workings of the... Continue Reading →

Insufficient Evidence

Not everyone has a life-altering encounter with God on the road to Damascus. I grew up getting to know Jesus as I went along, so there is no one time I can point to in my life where a major change occurred. When I was five, I decided that I wanted to have Jesus in... Continue Reading →

Chasing Contentment

Not long after completing last week’s blog, I purchased Chris Tomlin’s album Holy Roar,  to entertain me while driving to visit my parents. It wasn’t long before a new song was ringing in my head: Satisfied. It was another reminder that I have all I need in Jesus. Later on in the weekend, I began... Continue Reading →

Enough IS Enough!

Following Christ is like going up the down escalator. You can make progress with a focused effort, but if you stop to look around at all, worldly cares and the desires of the flesh carry you in the wrong direction. The world is constantly pulling on you. The only way up is to look at... Continue Reading →

Gloom-Colored Glasses

I’m not unhappy; I’m introspective. Last week’s trip down Memory Lane seems to have left the wrong impression. I wasn’t feeling sad after my reunion, I just didn’t explain things well enough. I enjoyed seeing friends and classmates and the place I used to live. I am just not a person who can come and... Continue Reading →

Trip Of A Lifetime

I am leaving on a trip, today, but the journey really began more than twenty-four years ago. I am going on a vacation which includes attending my twenty year reunion at the Coast Guard Academy. The four years I spent there were amazing, difficult, and life-changing. It is my first time going back since graduation,... Continue Reading →

‘Boat Driver’ For The Lord

For four years, I was trained in navigation, ship handling, and leadership. Then I was sent out to be a deck watch officer on a Coast Guard medium endurance cutter. In less than a year, I was done. I was transferred off, having failed to meet the objectives of my training. This past Sunday, my... Continue Reading →

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