Strongly Rooted or Dangerously Disconnected?

There was no real reason to notice it that day -- the strong, stately pine with a lone branch suspended over the narrow side street.  It was familiar area I travel almost weekly, yet I was "seeing" this sight for the first time. Something about the way that bough shot straight out, forming a canopy… Continue reading Strongly Rooted or Dangerously Disconnected?

Never stop dating

“Never stop dating!” That advice is given to those who want to know how to keep their relationship strong, perhaps from those who have realized just in time that their love had cooled and had to be rekindled. We often struggle in various types of relationships to hold on to the sweet, close times. Life so strongly comes… Continue reading Never stop dating

Just don’t plan on doing anything tomorrow

The first week of our sixth year with Alpha Omega Christian Academy has just about come and gone. It's been a full one, with numerous challenges and rewards, but as a day or two off before the next week draws near, it seems like a good time to revisit this post from July 3, 2012.… Continue reading Just don’t plan on doing anything tomorrow

End of a life? Or end of an era?

For me it marks the end of an era.  The passing didn't make the news, but it certainly affected me. You see, my earlier single years were impacted by a touch much gentler, more personable, and certainly more genteel than my own. That touch was embodied in three special ladies -- two sisters and their… Continue reading End of a life? Or end of an era?

Blessed like David or Just like David?

I have no doubt that many people familiar with the biblical story of David — “The Poor Shepherd Boy Makes it to the Throne of Israel” heartwarming saga — would like to identify with the elevated king. After all, God promised him that he would bless his house, as in the sons God would raise… Continue reading Blessed like David or Just like David?

Sweet aromas? Offensive odors?

So there you are, snoozing away.  All is calm, quiet, peaceful. Then you hear it:  the whine.  Not one of the kids this time -- no, this is the whine of flight, the high-pitched sound of tiny wings. Near your head. You feel the brush of six little feet against your face, and "whack!", you've… Continue reading Sweet aromas? Offensive odors?


This isn't a post about being without earthly possessions, though it wouldn't be a bad thing to call attention to -- there are certainly people in that situation. Instead it's a reference to a message Bro. Aaron Dutton preached recently, and its after-affects in my heart. I'll try not to ruin the message for any… Continue reading WHEN A COAT IS ALL YOU HAVE