God Is Always Good

My Cubbies lost the first game in the NLCS (National League Championship Series) to the Dodgers 2-5 last night. I thought about skipping church, but then I read Jesus Calling, and God's presence is magnified around other believers. I don't need to skip church. I'm not binding that on you if you aren't "into" organized … Continue reading God Is Always Good


Come Holy Spirit Come

I come to you this afternoon with somewhat of a heavy heart. That young lady whom I mentioned in my post yesterday has been on my heart, and I've been deep in prayer for her parents. I think the fact that she was barely older than my daughter and that she fought depression really resonates … Continue reading Come Holy Spirit Come

Darkness Does Not Decide

Jason asked me about the memoir today. I told him not so much these days. Jon Acuff's Finish inspired me briefly, but alas it fell by the wayside again. You cannot expect greatness in any endeavor when you only do it when inspired. I think Jon has said and written that many times. Jason has … Continue reading Darkness Does Not Decide

Making Them Happy

Bill Cosby said a sure fire way to failure is to make everyone happy. It's impossible to please everyone all the time, and when you live a life of walking on egg shells your guaranteed to live a life of quiet desperation. The other extreme is the self centered attitude of those who seriously don't … Continue reading Making Them Happy

His Will For Mankind

Thank you Joe Beam for writing Seeing The Unseen. It gives me hope in light of the evil I face. Language is important when battling evil. The reason the Bible is living and active is because it's message is continually creating language such that is found in books like Seeing The Unseen. I'm not saying … Continue reading His Will For Mankind


It's amazing how we give away our power. Once again, shame rears its ugly head, and we let past fail control future success. I was somewhat successful last night at a football game in jettisoning past fails. Now when someone wrongs me I have a mantra, good or bad, I live by. Fool me once … Continue reading Shame

Seinfeld Moments

This life is anything but boring it seems to me. I suppose for some it has been uneventful and routine because Seinfeld made a fortune off of a show about nothing. But my life is anything but dull. I've strived for dullness for lack of a better word because it seems my family of origin … Continue reading Seinfeld Moments

The Pitcher’s Mound

It's easy to miss the significant in the midst of the mundane. God is constantly at work, and pursuing mankind even in the midst of a girl's softball game. Unless the LORD builds the house the laborers labor in vain is what we learn from Psalm 127:1. The Mt. Juliet team initiated the prayer with … Continue reading The Pitcher’s Mound

An Apologetic

Today's Jesus Calling (June 10) reminded me of a class I had in college. Doug Varnado taught a class called Christian Mind and Devotional Life for 3 hours credit, and it was during that semester that a song really came to light deeply on my heart and mind. Here are the lyrics. I just want … Continue reading An Apologetic