Wading in the Mess

Wading in the Mess

How do you know if you have done an effective job raising your child(ren)?  My wife and I were blessed with two children – a son and a daughter, born 13 months apart.  To say that we love our children would be an understatement.  From the moment we discovered...
O Christmas Tree

O Christmas Tree

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, How steadfast Are your branches! Your bows are green In Summer’s clime And through the snows Of Winter’s time. O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, How steadfast Are your branches! For most families the legacy and lore, traditions...
Love for the Mob

Love for the Mob

In the quiet and calm of my small corner of the Kingdom I recently encountered an article written by a Seminary Classmate regarding “Mobbing” and his personal experiences with it. This classmate and I were never close; in fact, I would call him an acquaintance at...
Where are the Pastors

Where are the Pastors

At the conclusion of the mid-term elections I heard one commentator ask:  “Where are the pastors of these candidates?  The lack of civility, kindness, while hurling visceral statements at each other needs accountability, confession, and forgiveness.”  I wish I could...
The Jet Game Experience

The Jet Game Experience

A couple of weeks ago my wife (Amy) and I attended the Jacksonville Jaguar – New York Jet football game here in Jacksonville.  It was a rush to go from church to stadium, find parking, get through security, and make our way to our seats.  Jacksonville is a...
Reflections

Reflections

Reflection can be an engaging, thoughtful, and a dangerous use of time.  This morning when checking my newsfeed I was reminded by Facebook that 8 years ago I was recovering from the  “Inaugural Reformation Lectures” hosted by my previous congregation.  My dear brother...
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