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 →

I Thought I’d Ruined My Life!

Rarely a week goes by that I don’t, at some point, reflect on my past. For the most part, I’ve put my mistakes behind me. I’ve acknowledged my errors, sought forgiveness for my sins, and come to terms with where God has me, now. When I look back, I can see how God rescued me... 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 →

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 →

God Is In The Details

Platitudes are a pet-peeve of mine. By the age of thirty, I needed a shovel to clear a path through all of the platitudes about singleness that had been dumped on me. When people don’t know what to say, they fall back on the old standbys. While I am the last person that can criticize... Continue Reading →

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