Personal

Practical Thoughts On Our Next Step

Practical Thoughts On Our Next Step

This Saturday I spent the first part of the day on two unrelated but connected events. In the morning I assisted my talented wife as she visited several Estate Sales on their second days, looking for bargains from the belongings of those who moved to a different...
Written In Stones

Written In Stones

After a season of grand political events, this month’s post will be more narrowly focused and personal. Last week I had my first-ever battle with kidney stones, from Saturday afternoon thru Thursday evening, when a surgeon at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta removed one...
Time To Focus on People

Time To Focus on People

Our recent elections and subsequent events have left many of us slightly exhausted but cautiously optimistic about the future of our country. Conservatives now have a HUGE responsibility to govern creatively and well, from the White House to the majority of local...
1968 and 2016: A Believer’s Perspectives

1968 and 2016: A Believer’s Perspectives

This is a very personal post, offering some perspectives to those who have been watching both political conventions, and who are led to worry that we live in an extraordinarily tough time. I attended the 1968 DNC in Chicago as a young, disenfranchised Challenge...
I’m Too Smart to Follow Jesus

I’m Too Smart to Follow Jesus

Most believers have experienced friends or family members who tell them “I used to be a Christian, until I studied the Bible.” Or some variation on the “I’m too intelligent to believe in a Mesopotamian myth” theme. I heard that again this week from a wonderful,...
What if Goliath Had a Team?

What if Goliath Had a Team?

Do you need some encouragement? As you look around the world today, despite your faith, do the forces for evil and deception seem too strong?  On the world stage or in your personal life, do you feel almost alone in a particular battle, with only God (you pray) on...