I grew up obsessed with two things: music and heaven. It seems to rise out of growing up in the Pentecostal tradition of evangelicalism. In small churches filled mostly with people who didn’t have a lot in this life, we sang constantly about what lies beyond this life. We also lived with a bent toward–maybe […]
Arrogance seldom has as good a platform to strut its obnoxious nature as during political seasons. The current one might well take the cake. A mind-numbing glut of information has simply made it worse. Social media allows politicians to parade pride like an anorexic super-model posturing on a catwalk. It does seem hunger for power […]
Ripples are the small things that make a big difference in the life and future of those touched by the waves.
Since the Garden human beings have had two maladies that choke our connection with God and limit our effect on the world. We undervalue the reality of God that is all around us We underestimate the gifts of God that are right in front of us The result of these operating assumptions is disastrous– We miss […]
Sophia, #2 of our 3 Granddaughters, was just post-toddler when she discovered PawPaw’s famous horsey rides. Now this was no normal knee-bouncing pony ride. It was epic–legendary among her older cousins. I bounced her wildly on my knee, her blonde locks flying everywhere as if she had mounted a fleeting steed. Then, at just the right moment, […]
He was supposed to draw a “hero”–you know, someone who does dramatic things that save people’s lives. You would expect a fire-fighter, soldier or policeman. Or at least a comic book superhero. He drew a Starbucks barista. This first grader seemed to have it all wrong. How did a person who brewed high-priced java become […]
“Wait, wait…” It is his intrepid way to interrupt the ongoing line of chatter because something has sparked an urgent question in his quick young mind. I could be talking about anything at all, but if along the way I mention something he does not fully understand or wants to know more about, he simply blurts […]