An elderly widow invited my family to the annual Veterans Day ceremony in our small community. We arrived on time – “on the eleventh day, at the eleventh hour,” to find the poor woman sitting all alone. Tears were streaming down her face as we sat next to her. “It’s like everyone has just forgotten […]Read more "Why Remembering Matters…"
Understanding Springwood was a small town, but the annual Fourth of July Picnic always drew a sizeable crowd. Families from six counties stood cheering in the town square as fighter jets roared overhead, filling the air with plumes of brilliant red, white, and blue. As I stood among the roaring crowd, I couldn’t help but […]Read more "Thursday 360 – “Understanding”"
“The Flyboy who got away became president of the United States. What might have been for Warren Earl, Dick, Marve, Glenn, Floyd, Jimmy, the unidentified airman, and all the others who had lost their lives?…And what might have been for those millions of doomed Japanese boys, abused and abandoned by their leaders? War is the […]Read more "Remembering the Flyboys and What Might Have Been"
“You don’t need to seek opportunity. All you have to do is seek God. And if you seek God, opportunity will seek you.” Mark Batterson – Draw the Circle: 40 Day Prayer Challenge On Friday of this week I will walk the stage and proudly accept my second master’s diploma, officially completing my journey […]Read more "Headed for the Land of Enchantment!"
To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there. Barbara Bush Thank You to My Blogging Family! At this time last year, this blog was nothing but a concept that had sparked within the back of my imagination. “Can I really keep up with this?” I wondered. “And if […]Read more "Thanks to My Blogging Family!"
The students’ eyes beamed as they handed me their parting gift – a framed collection of hand-painted masks from the Chinese Opera. “Xie, xie,” I used the Chinese word of thanks, my eyes filling with tears. “It’s beautiful.” On the way to the airport, I gazed at the cardboard homes and overcrowded streets cluttered […]Read more "Friday Fictioneers – “Gratitude”"
I punched a Pilgrim the other day. Smack dab in the middle of his arrogant, flabby little face! Best thing I ever did. It was the day before Thanksgiving, and the entire world was buzzing with holiday cheer. All except for the cramped apartment in my Assisted Living Center, that is. As […]Read more "Christian Flash Weekly – “A Carol for Thanksgiving”"
Having someone watch your every move is typically considered to be a negative experience, but it’s not so with God. Knowing that He watches us each moment, knows our every thought, and guides our every step brings an incredible sense of joy and lasting peace. This past Sunday morning my wife and I led […]Read more "Thankful for His Watchfulness"
About 16 months ago, my wife and I got “the call” from CPS, letting us know that there were two children in need of a foster home. After months of training and working to become licensed foster parents, this was the moment we had been praying for. It was love at first sight for […]Read more "Looking Forward to Adoption Day!"