New Year’s 2022: Time For Something New

1{icon} {views}It’s said that there are 2 things that are certain in life: death and taxes. I’d like to propose a third, change, specifically the old becoming new. It’s not always something that we look forward to but it is a reality of the world that we live in and it’s most clearly seen when… Continue Reading

Advent 2021: Triumphant Culmination

1{icon} {views}It came upon a midnight clear, that glorious song of old, from angels bending near the earth to touch their harps of gold. Peace on the earth, goodwill to men from heaven’s all gracious King. The world in solemn stillness lay to hear the angels sing. I’ve never been pregnant, for obvious reasons, but… Continue Reading

Advent 2021: Unmet Expectations

17{icon} {views}For many sports fans the start of a new season is the reward for surviving a long layoff. During the offseason teams have signed players, made trades and integrated draft picks into how their new organization runs including everything from its on-field philosophy to its off-field marketing. During this time the so-called experts begin… Continue Reading

Advent 2021: Eager Anticipation

10{icon} {views}I have a confession to make. One of the things that I often struggle with is patience. I imagine that this is also true for many of you. You’ve probably heard the suggestion that if you want God to truly develop your faith and increase your maturity you should ask him to give you… Continue Reading

Reflections on Holy Week, Part 2

33{icon} {views}Every story has a climax. It’s the point in the narrative at which everything that has been going on throughout the course of the story reaches its culmination, its high point, its most important moment. There’s enough dramatic tension to fill all of the Great Lakes 10 times over. It’s for moments like these… Continue Reading

Reflections on Holy Week, Part 1

36{icon} {views}As someone who tends to show his emotions more than normal it’s very easy to see when I’m excited. Usually these times of excitement are brought about by a great deal of anticipation and the longer it takes for something to happen the more excited I tend to get. The days and months leading… Continue Reading

In The News: Losing A Legend

20{icon} {views}Regardless of who it is it’s never easy when a person dies. Whether it’s old age, disease or a some other cause, natural or unnatural, “the same destiny happens to us all…we die”. (Ecclesiastes 9:3, The Voice) Not all deaths are the same though. Some, like that of Princess Diana, can be felt for… Continue Reading

On Being Useful

624{icon} {views}What’s the purpose? It feels worthless. So unwanted, like I’ve lost of my value. I can’t find it, not in the least bit and I’m just scared, so scared that I’ll fail You. And sometimes I think that I’m not any good at all and sometimes I wonder why, why I’m even here at… Continue Reading

The One Five Years Later

473{icon} {views}It’s not often that a person has an experience that profoundly changes who they are and how they view the world but when those moments happen they leave a lasting impression. 5 years ago, around this time of the year, I came home from just such an experience. I had left the country to… Continue Reading

Top 007 Baseball Movies

609{icon} {views}There are many things that are great about spring. The flowers blooming, the morning dew and evening rain and, for sports fans like me, the return of our national pastime. Over the years Hollywood has had various takes on the game that has filled the summers for many children of all ages. Here’s my… Continue Reading