The Long and Short of Decisions

How many decisions do you make? Some are huge: a career, a college major, or a mate. Others are mundane. What do we eat at 9 pm or What color shirt do I wear today? Many wish they did not have to make so many decisions. Life comes down to making decisions. Even though all decisions are not created equal, the truth [...]

By |2022-07-09T19:32:19-05:00July 10th, 2022|Uncategorized|1 Comment

56 Men and 1300 Words: Why We Are Here

On the last big vacation Vickie and I took before the pandemic, we found ourselves in Savannah, Georgia, over the 4th of July. On Independence Day, we visited the old Colonial Cemetery in the heart of Savannah. One of the graves bore the name Button Gwinnett. I am sure you never heard of him. Gwinnett was born in England and came to [...]

By |2022-07-01T20:31:25-05:00July 3rd, 2022|Uncategorized|3 Comments

When the Storm Rages…Remember…

When Vickie and I lived near Galveston, the time from June through November kept our attention. It was hurricane season. When a storm would spin up in the Gulf, I started tracking the path (this was in the pre-computer days). It would twist and turn. Is it coming, or will it veer off? Some were close calls. Others were non-events that lulled [...]

By |2022-06-26T13:41:45-05:00June 26th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Making Life Precious with Last Time Thinking

What if a moment was “the last time?” Selling a home means walking out of the front door for the last time. It is known and expected. But what about the unplanned “last times?” When my dad died ten years ago, he died suddenly. I spent the afternoon with him, taking him for a haircut and making out Christmas checks. If I [...]

By |2022-06-19T06:48:38-05:00June 19th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Question God Asks All

God poses a question to a struggling prophet on Mt. Horeb. It is also one he asks each of us every day. In 1 Kings 19, Elijah the prophet ran away from his most significant victory, fearing for his life at the hands of bloodthirsty Queen Jezebel. He came to the mountain, afraid and depressed. A cave became his refuge from the [...]

By |2022-06-11T09:30:47-05:00June 12th, 2022|Uncategorized|1 Comment

The Way to Handle Life’s Bumps: Be Grateful

I have found that life’s dictionary is missing something. It lacks the word “should.” We say “should” many times. People should adore me (after all, what is there not to love?). I should get the job I want or the raise I deserve. And then daily life says, “I’m sorry. What does “should” mean?” Life teaches its best lessons in the worst [...]

By |2022-06-03T09:01:59-05:00June 5th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When the Smoke Clears

Like any sane person, I felt a stomach-churning feeling watching the events unfold at Robb Elementary in Uvalde. When third and fourth graders go to school and come out in body bags, nothing can explain it. In the aftermath, politicians dodge hardball questions, engage in circus-worthy publicity stunts, and, in the end, will kick the can down the road.In 2018, pure evil descended [...]

By |2022-05-27T14:34:56-05:00May 27th, 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

On #46: Lessons of a Lifetime Marriage

On May 15, 1976, two young people (who probably did not know much) got married. The ceremony was memorable. It took two preachers, and two trips by an absent-minded caterer before the service could start…45 minutes late. The night was memorable for many reasons. It included cold hamburgers from room service that closed early and car problems. The two people were my [...]

By |2022-05-14T12:16:49-05:00May 15th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Three Mothers on Mother’s Day

Throughout my life, three mothers walked down the street of my life. The first was my mother, who gave me birth and raised me. She left the earth too soon, 19 years ago. The second is my wife, who gave birth to our two daughters and raised them. The final is my two daughters, who now have children of their own, our [...]

By |2022-05-08T20:30:47-05:00May 8th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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