Welcome Home: Intro

I love those passages in Scripture that leave me thinking, Man…what a bold, gusty, down right studly move!  Whether it’s Shadrach, Mechach and Abednego refusing to bow when the music played, Jesus making a whip to drive out the money-changers, or Paul continuing to preach the gospel despite receiving beating after beating, these are theContinue reading “Welcome Home: Intro”

The Source of Satisfaction

As the excitement of Christmas fades and the New Year dawns, our attention is turned toward the open chapter before us.  We plan, set goals, and dream about the potential “better” of the months to come.  Yet, despite our hopes and good intentions the truth is we have no idea what lies ahead.  Perhaps thisContinue reading “The Source of Satisfaction”

The Word Became Flesh: A Christmas Poem 

(John 1:1-14) Before time began he was.   Eternal, uncreated, only begotten son of God, Jesus Christ, our Lord.  From everlasting to everlasting he has been and will be.  Creator of all, all was made by him and for him.   Seated on his throne, he is the forever King.  Eternal majesty and glory were his beforeContinue reading “The Word Became Flesh: A Christmas Poem “

Rich in Deed

This past June marked four years since the advent of my reading addiction.  It began innocently enough with the goal of reading one book per month but this craze has now culminated to a point of madness.  Case in point: I frequently find myself reading 3 (sometimes more!) books at a time and endlessly addingContinue reading “Rich in Deed”

That We Should Suffer

“The problem with dogs is they do dog things.”  This is a comical (and true!) saying from the father of one of my best friends.  As a runner I’m not an overly huge fan of dogs and this statement perfectly sums up my thoughts regarding that species!  Happily, on my morning run yesterday there wereContinue reading “That We Should Suffer”

The Goodness of the Hard

Today as my daughter neared the end of her 45 minute morning run she reported to me that she was, “hungry, thirsty, and sweaty.”  Pedaling alongside her I answered back, “That’s a good way to be at the end of a run.”  I found myself envious of her at that moment and thought to myself,Continue reading “The Goodness of the Hard”