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I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. — Philippians 3:14 (NIV)

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Wild Eyes and Red Hair

Two years ago this month, on July 20, 2012, James Eagan Holmes walked into a movie theater in Aurora, CO and shot multiple rounds of ammunition off, killing 12 people and injuring 70. The victims were simply trying to enjoy a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises. It wasRead More »

Family Reunion and Thomas Jefferson

Recently, I drove home to Atlanta, from Hampton, VA where my wife’s side of the family held a reunion. I love my in-laws. Thirty-three years ago I married into this great, godly clan. They are women and men of faith, many of whom are involved in significant ministry. By now,Read More »

The Mighty, Rising Mississippi

Late last month I took my annual trip to the town of Cassville, WI. My friends, Ron and Linda Hulst, have owned the Eagles Roost Resort for 37 years and I have been going there for 22. The resort is right on the Mississippi River. This year, the residents ofRead More »

On Money and Inverted Logic

“The finances of Christians who tithe are generally healthier than the finances of those who do not, according to a new report that takes a close look at the financial, spiritual and giving practices of people who give 10 percent or more of their income away to churches and charitiesRead More »

Moving Day

On the web site, census.gov, I read the following excerpt of a report:   “The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 35.9 million U.S. residents, or 11.7 percent of all Americans, moved between 2012 and 2013. The nation’s mover rate is down from 12.0 percent in 2012. The decline in theRead More »

Driving a Tesla and other conservation moves

A friend of mine recently bought a Tesla electric car. Custom-made for each buyer, the car is elegant and  impressive on every level. As we sat at lunch, my friend took out his phone, opened an app and turned the car’s air conditioning on, so we could enter a coolRead More »

You’re Gonna Make Me Cry!

Many people, who are otherwise biblically illiterate, know the shortest verse in the bible: Jesus wept (John 11:35). I am glad that Jesus, in His earthly ministry, showed His emotions. It gives me freedom to show mine. I have been a weeper since my teen years and have never feltRead More »

Promise Kept to a Tall Guy

I have a friend who is becoming increasingly dear to me. We chat by text and phone, but not nearly as much as we’d like. Both of us are insanely busy and we have wives and lives that require time. After he told me, again, how much he enjoyed myRead More »