Using the instruction manual

Using the instruction manual

I did something unusual last week. I read the instruction manual to set up my new printer. I’m one of...

When a friend is grieving . . .

When a friend is grieving . . .

It’s so interesting to read the book of Job and watch the interaction among Job and his friends, Eliphaz, Bildad,...

Finding God’s love through a two-bit affair

Finding God’s love through a two-bit affair

We laugh about what I’ve called our Two-Bit Affair.   We were at church one morning when the older of...

Celebrating grads

Celebrating grads

There’s nothing like watching your kid walk across a graduation stage. It may be a greater joy than watching him...

For such a time as this . . .

For such a time as this . . .

It was not easy being a teacher of teenagers, but God had put me exactly where he wanted me during...

Needing a bit of joy today?

Needing a bit of joy today?

I’ve been blessed with many joyful moments in my life.   Hearing “I do.” Wow, he did?   Giving birth...

Weighing my words in a twittering, face-to-facing, not-always-pinteresting world

Weighing my words in a twittering, face-to-facing, not-always-pinteresting world

Oh my, how words can get me in trouble!   When a student once accused me in front of the...

When talk is cheap . . . or perhaps an IOU

When talk is cheap . . . or perhaps an IOU

H. Ross Perot said, “Talk is cheap. Words are plentiful. Deeds are precious.”   We’ve all been challenged to live...

Highs and lows

Highs and lows

Have you ever found yourself laughing and crying at the same time?   Aren’t our emotions just crazy?   Highs...

Get down to look up

Get down to look up

For a recent writing project I found myself full of nothing original. And what’s the point of writing another book...