The Last 20%: Are You Hunting Giants?

Life has its moments. When you are young, dreams and plans occupy the mind. Then, the kids leave home (always quicker than imagined). You start thinking, “what next?” Time sits unused in the coming years. But time continues to flow until you reach an age when you ask, “what will you do with the rest of your life?” As I write this, [...]

By |2022-10-30T08:02:59-05:00October 30th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When Prayer is Simple

Growing up in the church, I listened to many public prayers. It seemed men were required to use “holy” language. Every prayer had… “Guide, guard, and direct us….” And we prayed for the preacher’s “ready recollection.” On the opposite extreme is the charming immaturity of a child’s prayer at the dinner table. He prays for the knife, the fork, the spoon, the plate, [...]

By |2022-10-08T19:48:36-05:00October 9th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Monster That’s Not Under the Bed

When our children were young, we read books to them as they went to bed. I remember some. But one that always stuck out in my mind was the book. There's a Monster Under My Bed. It wasn't about monsters. It was about something much more grown up....fear. We all have fears of various sorts. Some fear crowds. Some fear snakes. Those [...]

By |2022-09-11T20:06:33-05:00September 11th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Long: Can I Wait for God to Catch up?

Life presents us with moments when the question is, “how long.” It’s on the lips of parents standing over a feverish child. Someone in line for a job feels tension and wants to know the outcome. How long? It can be as mundane as taxes or graduation or as intense as adoption or cancer. The question is still the same. How long? [...]

By |2022-05-22T15:37:20-05:00May 22nd, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stopped Again! A Response to Fustration

Life has a curious way of being a nose tackle that frustrates us. For those who don’t like or care about football similes, let me explain briefly. A nose tackle is a defensive player whose main job is to make sure the ball doesn’t advance. Brute tackles and deer-like pursuits are his skills. He smashes quarterbacks to the ground. Ball carriers crawl [...]

By |2022-03-12T07:27:33-06:00March 12th, 2022|Uncategorized|4 Comments

What Are You Doing Here?

Western society is transient. We ask kids question, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” A man once asked me, “what is your ambition for the future?”   Life tugs at our heart to “be” somewhere else rather than where we “are.”   In John 11, Jesus finds himself on the horns of a dilemma. Lazarus, his good friend, [...]

By |2017-05-08T21:52:52-05:00May 8th, 2017|Life Observations|0 Comments
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