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Hang on for the ride of your life!

I hate rollercoasters. Seriously, for the money people pay to ride the things, I’d pay you twice that much to keep me off one. I simply don’t trust them, especially the hastily-assembled rust buckets you find at your garden-variety county fair. Yeah, the one being operated by the dude named “”Lefty” with no teeth. Oh, […]

To my friend who doesn’t believe…

Stop waiting for proof of something beyond your understanding. Just jump.

If I could wish anything for you, this would be the very best thing I could hope for you – that you would believe. …to embrace faith …to embrace Jesus as your friend and guide through this life …to meet God in such a personal, transformational way, you’d know Him even better than you know […]

Fathers, Husbands & Heroes

Today is my dad's 90th birthday. This is for him...

My mom has always been a source of gentle humor in our family. Whenever she got amazed or exasperated by something, Mom would try to say, “Well …” — probably meaning to eventually say “well, I never.” Instead, all that came out was a “wuh” noise. Then she would say it repeatedly, in a sort […]

A Lady Few Have Met

Though she's not popular right now, you might want to get to know her

Yesterday as news of the horrific events in Orlando soaked into our psyche, I watched Facebook erupt into what has now become another national hissy fit. Please note: I’m not minimizing the outrage at deaths of so many innocent people. That deserves our outrage and grief, most assuredly. What absolutely blows me away is our […]

Pastoral Privilege

The most recent ego trip for pastors is for us to have staff members take photos of us and create “memes” from them. A meme is a photo with some kind of pithy saying on it, often encouraging or motivational. Text is added to the pastor’s photo that is basically a quote taken from his […]