There is one, and only one, reason relationships fail. Husband and wife... parents with children... siblings... work... family... church, it doesn't matter what the relationship is, there is only ONE reason they fail and end. Here it is... One or both parties are unwilling to FORGIVE. "Yeah, but you don't know..." "Sure, easier said than done..." "I'll forgive but I won't forget!" "It wasn't my fault... Read more [...]

Chill… God IS At Work

December 17, 2014 — Leave a comment
Presently I am helping my daughter take care of my grandson during the day. He has a few digestive issues that make him a little fussy at times. Along with that, he hasn't yet learned the joy of continuous sleep. Instead, he fights against it with all his might until he is exhausted. To him, his world is falling apart every couple of hours... and he lets us know. But WE know something he can't know. Read more [...]

Peace Is Not Far Away

December 16, 2014 — Leave a comment
There is one thing I want... peace. Peace in church... family... job... community... in all things. Now, with that being said, most would counter that peace in all things is impossible. There are too many sour pusses, too many bitter people, too many with vendettas in the works. But there ARE pockets of peace. I attended a church this past Sunday where it was obvious peace reigned. A good friend of Read more [...]

I’m Getting Schooled

December 15, 2014 — 1 Comment
The last month I've been in school... possibly of graduate level... regarding contentment. And it was my sweet wife who helped me most with starting to get my attitude closer to what it should be. As it is written... Jesus said, "Be content with your wages..." (Lk 3:14). Paul said, "I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content (Phil 4:11)...  "If we have food and clothing, with these Read more [...]

Right To Live, Not Die

November 4, 2014 — 1 Comment
Brittany Maynard ended her life by suicide on November 1, 2014. She was suffering from a rare form of terminal brain cancer and the doctors told her she had little time to live. She chose to live out her life "On her terms." There are many I've heard who agree with her decision, but not near as many are vocal in their disagreement. Consider a few other perspectives... First, a man who had the same Read more [...]