Years of Reflection

So much water over the dam for us two. Still overboard in love. For you younger-marrieds: It gets better season-by-season if you let it. You can start fresh right where you are. Commit to her. Commit to him. Don’t give up.

Array of Truth

The male Red-waisted Whiteface Dragonfly (Leucorrhinia proxima) lives around marshes, lakes, and ponds. It eats soft-bodied insects, pond larvae, and even small fish. This species of dragonfly ranges from Alaska to Nova Scotia. Females wear yellow aprons around their waists instead of metallic red ones like the males. God created the dragonfly with 30,000 compound…

No Words

I groaned when she asked, “Are we walking tonight?”  My wife grabbed an umbrella while I tied my hiking boots. Why did we wait so late? It’s 9:00 at night, and raining. The sun can’t make up its mind whether to shine or hide. But we go. Out the door, up the drive, past the duck pond. Locate the…

I Will, He Will

. When I reach down deep and nothing reaches back. When my heart beats hard and I have no strength. When no one knows the darkness inside. When something whispers, “Run!” but I stay. When hope is a mirage. When love is a word without substance. When all that is familiar seems foreign. When making…

Promised Land

Like every family, ours has had its share of upheavals and trials. We live out our relationships imperfectly–and radically forgive one another to survive family life. I would be neglecting my calling if I let my 60+ years fade without encouraging you to live a Bible-principled life. I am convinced that knowing Jesus Christ delivers us to…

50 Rounds to Freedom

50 Rounds to Freedom God’s mercy is amazing. But, what about consequences for our mistakes? In our world, there is no justice without “consequences.” As an Oakland police officer, Grant is unregenerate and vengeful. Consequences from selling drugs, violence, and graft dog Grant’s steps. In his story, 50 Rounds to Freedom, consequences catch up with Grant in a rural community far-removed from the inner…