Dad’s F-words

Our world is changing faster and faster. Children and parents alike experience “information overload.” Young people have more choices than ever simply because of increased digital connection and resources being made available. Even more, whatever is good and bad start to look much the same; in our online world, there …

The day we all died

More than any nation, military or political power, natural disaster, culture or movement… one man changed history forever. Not because He was the first, but because He was the Christ.  Generally, people are born to live. Jesus Christ of Nazareth came to die; in our place, for the sake of …

A Good Day for Donkeys

Palm Sunday was a milestone in the life of donkeys. I wonder if he felt the weight of history on his back. Some of his predecessors also had great success. A donkey carried a pregnant Mary to Bethlehem where Jesus was to be born. Another who belonged to a reckless …

Time will Tell

Do you have the time? What time is it? You look at a clock because time matters. There are days on the calendar reserved for special occasions. Lunchtime happens around noon. We have bedtimes, playtimes, times to go to work and times to clock out. We reserve times to meet …

Welcome 2021

However your 2020 has been, it was not what any of us had anticipated. The forced prophecies of God giving the church perfect 20/20 vision for the future seemed more like a bad “dad joke” at best. No one saw that one coming!  And yet, here we are, stepping into …

Forever and Always

“Forever” is a long time. “Always” is time, plus the keeping of a promise. In a way, it transcends time itself. If someone would say “I will love you forever,” you like the sound of that because you long for certainty. We want to have good things like love last …

Know Less, Ask More

Have you arrived? Do you have this thing called life all figured out? You had to answer many personal questions to feel confident with who you are. Those questions are also derived from the world around you and the situations you had to pass through. I’m so glad you didn’t …

The Hurt Around You

There are only two kinds of people in this world. Those who know Jesus and those who don’t, right?  Perhaps, but it seems more complicated than that, doesn’t it? Here is the reason why. “People hurt.” They are hurting, and sometimes hurt others. And they hurt so much that it …

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