Category Archives: Scripture

For Mary (and You)

This is my mom and my Aunt Mary. Mary is near the end of this life’s journey. I don’t think it has been an easy trip for Mary. She endured the absence of her husband for many years of active duty in the military. She worked to care for her son and her mother. I remember her being an angry… (more…)

Light Up the Darkness

We saw, I Am Legend at the theater when it came out. It was alright, but I wasn’t pleased with how it ended. So when it came out on video, we gave it another try. I liked it better, but still not as much as I hoped. The Boy gave me fits about wanting to see the alternate ending, but… (more…)

It ain’t all good… But, it’s all good.

There is a new program this fall that I really like. Its called Journey Man. Dan Vasser is a family man who suddenly finds himself in another time and place from where he should be. In each episode there are people he interacts with and through his actions, he changes their lives. He doesn’t know why this is happening; he… (more…)

Love Has It’s Reasons

Did you ever watch a movie that is clearly not worth the time you spent with it? In our family, those movies are on “The List!” It is a dubious dishonor to be on “The List.” Among the titles on “The List” (cause I know you’re curious) Fargo, Road to Perdition, The Good Girl, Lord of War, Marie Antoinette and… (more…)

Turning Lose

Who in their right mind would allow these two to move out and live on their own without adult supervision and parental guidance? Well to me this is who they are . . . and yet, it’s not who they are at all. They don’t really require adult supervision anymore and they will always have parental guidance when they need… (more…)

Jonathan – Part 1

There is no character in scripture that intrigues me more than Jonathan – son of Saul. Somehow the writers and teachers, especially in the “men’s movement” have overlooked his heart and character. His wisdom, strength, courage and goodness deserve an examination. So I am going to share a few thoughts about him. There may be a couple of entries each… (more…)

Take them Into Account

I rarely disagree with people who are deeper and wiser than I am. I certainly consider Oswald Chambers to be both. However, I read the following quote and I had to disagree.  Your priorities must be God first, God second, and God third, until your life is continually face to face with God and no one else is taken into… (more…)

A Learning Road Trip – Part 2

On the second portion of Learning Journey, I drove from Wheaton, Illinois to my adopted hometown of Kirksville, Missouri. It was a nice drive on a perfect day. I stopped in Quincy, Illinois for a visual visit to a couple places we lived when I was a boy. I also wanted to see the church building that played a big… (more…)