A Covering of Snow

snow moon

The gales of wind howled through the trees outside the old cabin. Smoke rose from the chimney as the old man ate his humble soup safely inside. His weathered hands were still steady, having stacked the wood by the cabin walls that would surely last the winter’s full duration. It’s a good thing he had. […]

There’s one word that’s particularly popular here in SW Florida, even among those who call themselves Christians. However, it’s a word that’s never found in the Bible, and it can get you into spiritual trouble.

Find out about it here in my message from SUNDAY@LEGACY – ONE WORD YOU WON’T FIND IN THE BIBLE



Hello everyone!  I’ve been hoping to update you on our progress with the twin two-year old boys we received right before Christmas, but things have been pretty crazy around here (as you can probably imagine). With about one month into this journey, here’s were things stand so far… We were able to take the boys […]



I have a theory about old age. I believe whatever kind of person you are, old age only multiplies and intensifies it. So if you sweet and optimistic, you simply get more so the older you get. But if you’re bitter, that bitterness metastasizes into full-blown hatred by your latter years. There’s an older guy […]

New Horizons in Parenting

gummyNew appreciations from almost two weeks of parenting 3 foster babies:

- going to the bathroom without being watched

- the dark psychological undertones to be found on the Sprout channel and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

- traversing floors with random tiny pointy objects

- removing masticated Teddy Grahams from the TV remote without use a wetwipe (the wrist flick)

Also, I have discovered why a father designed the very first Jungle Jim. It was to give his twin boys something to climb on besides himself…

That is all.

Stop Telling People You’re a Christian


I’d like to make a request for your 2015 Resolutions, but it’s probably not what you’d expect… Would you please stop telling people you’re a Christian? Here’s why: you’re too judgmental, you’re too negative, you’re always focused on how bad things are and never on how good things can be. You complain about the government, […]

Are you ready yet for a change? Here’s help to start new healthy traditions and priorities in your life, from Pastor Dave Gipson of Legacy Church, Naples. https://vimeo.com/

Say Goodbye


I wrote this article for the newspaper two New Years Eves ago. I reprint it every year, as a reminder to myself. Hope it helps you let go and move forward – Dave I’ve heard it said, “If you love something, set it free. If it returns, then it’s truly yours. But if it doesn’t […]