Reflection

Focused Fathers

This past weekend was Fathers’ Day. It is the day when Dads are complimented, pampered, and given gifts. Well… sort of. One little boy gave an interesting description of Father’ Day. He said, “Father’s Day is just like Mother’s Day; only you don’t spend as much on a present.” It is not easy being a…

Grace over Face

Although it is a dying platform, there are still more than a billion people registered on the social media site Facebook. And when you read their posts, everyone seems pretty happy. If you don’t believe me, just look at their pictures. If you click on practically any Facebook page you want – maybe your son’s,…

The Resurrection Changes Everything

Growing up, all of us have seen movies that have both inspired and terrified us. Many directors possess the skills to take our imaginations to new heights. Steven Spielberg was one of the best ones. He directed movies such as E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Jaws forming almost the perfect trifecta of entertainment. Childhood…

When the Pressure Builds

It is interesting how the world political climate has become with such strong personalities overseeing countries around the world. With the United States, Russia, North Korea, Iran, China and other countries all having or tinkering with nuclear weapons, and their leaders seen as unstable or unpredictable, it leaves the rest of the world on edge.…

When I am tired…

I spent this past weekend with our teen and adult leaders at a retreat. It was a good time for hiking and team building. But one of the things I’m finding is it is harder and harder for me to do it. Each year, I have to make compromises in how I do things and…