A Point of Reference

I’ve been thinking about being younger for a long time. It isn’t working. Actually, I find myself at an interesting age and stage. Old enough to have had many experiences to draw from. Old enough to recognize that many are younger, smarter, and stronger. Old enough to...

A Call to Love

“What are you doing for Valentine’s Day?” If this were a sitcom the question would likely be asked of a clueless guy who has nothing planned.  This would be followed by all sort of embarrassing blunders as the guy tries to pull something together at the last minute....

Seasons Change

Seasons change. They come and they go. In North Carolina, seasons seem to change more often than four times a year; it can feel like four times a day on some wacky weather days! But I’m not here to talk about the weather. I’m thinking about seasons of life...

A Field of Hedges: Men and the Fight for Purity

Through the years I’ve seen men struggle with their personal purity, many to victory and freedom. But sadly, some to their own demise. As I reflect on their struggles, I notice many battles are lost by a simple lack of discipline. Proverbs 5:23, “He dies for lack of...

Being a Witness in a Virtual Age

Last week, our family took a trip to the mountains. We wanted to rest, reset, and refocus as we began a new year. We also sought to take a pause from technology. Currently, students work on computers daily, college students participate in zoom meetings all day, and...

Gifts of the Heart

Hanging on my office wall is a cardboard, cut out heart. The 6″ x 6″ note is rather unceremoniously hung with a paper clip. Three simple words, “I Love U”, are generously accented with 25 hearts and six exclamation marks.  I absolutely adore...
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