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I Love Christmas

December 4, 2019

It is true, I love Christmas and I think the older I get, the more I love it. This year it is especially precious because Shari and I now have 10 grandchildren to celebrate the holidays with. But that is not all that makes Christmas special to me. I love just about everything about Christmas.… Continue reading I Love Christmas

No More Cheese and Crackers

October 29, 2019

There was an Italian man who decided to sell everything he had to immigrate to the United States during the turn of the 20th century. He barely had enough money to buy a ticket to a ship to the U.S. Because he didn’t have much money left, he went and bought some cheese and crackers… Continue reading No More Cheese and Crackers

Gratefulness

October 2, 2019

Do you have anyone you really don’t like to spend time with? You know, the kind of person that when you see them, you hope they didn’t see you and you quickly dodge to the other side of the street to avoid them. If there is such a person in your life, there is a… Continue reading Gratefulness

What Do You Love the Most?

September 11, 2019

I recently read an excerpt from a book, Carlos Garcia (our Nicaraguan missionary) had posted online. It impacted me like lightening, as it strikes at the core of the “me” culture today.   “God is never going to change to make room for you in the Kingdom. It is you who must change. I can… Continue reading What Do You Love the Most?

Make Sure You Have the Right Attitude

July 17, 2019

Attitude is extremely important when flying an aircraft.   The “attitude” of a plane describes the angle of attack the plane has with respect to the horizon. In other words, how the plane is oriented with its nose down or up, will determine how the craft will reach or maintain altitude. In order to climb… Continue reading Make Sure You Have the Right Attitude

The End of Empathy

April 24, 2019

There is no arguing that we live in a shifting culture. Things that we took for granted 30 years ago are on their way out, or already gone. The victims of the shift are many. Car sales are down as increasingly fewer young adults own cars or even bother to get a drivers’ license. Retail… Continue reading The End of Empathy

Easter Through the Eyes of a Child

April 17, 2019

Little three year-old Nicole was as anxious for Easter to come as she had been for Christmas. Mom and dad were expecting their third child in just a few weeks, and as this was their first child since arriving as Pastors to this church, many people were bringing gifts. Nicole had picked out a new… Continue reading Easter Through the Eyes of a Child

Good for Nothing

February 5, 2019

“Good for nothing,” is a common insult, thrown out there with intent to destroy and belittle. When the phrase “good for nothing” is targeting at an inanimate object, it is usually a description of its perceived uselessness. When the phrase is targeted at us, it is an attack on our identity and value. There is… Continue reading Good for Nothing

All I Want For Christmas

December 5, 2018

It is no secret that I love Christmas. I love everything about the season. Christmas trees and Christmas decorations, Christmas blend coffee and Christmas carols. Sure, there is extra activity and added demands on the schedule, which can make the season seem harried and stressful, but for me, the extra demands are offset by the… Continue reading All I Want For Christmas

Ignorance Is Our Enemy

July 4, 2018

Almost two decades ago a Chilean man, now homeless and living on the streets of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, fled police who were bringing him news of a $6-million inheritance. Forty years earlier Tomas Martinez, and his wife had separated after only a few months of marriage. To escape prosecution for writing some… Continue reading Ignorance Is Our Enemy