Jan 7, 2007 | | Say something

Recently, I asked myself the question that guys my age ask themselves so often. What am I here for? What is my calling? What bothers me so much that I could give the rest of my life to making it better? And you know what? I had an answer. It was so clear. It wasn’t […more]


Jan 5, 2007 | | 1 comment

Happy New Year to friends and family. Please take a moment to read our 2006 annual family newsletter click here. I haven’t yet finished the collage, but I did start it. I’ll post a message when I am done. All done. It’s on the menu to your left, or you can click here.The new year […more]

Merry Christmas 2006

Dec 25, 2006 | | 1 comment

I thank God for my friends and I pray that you all have a wonderful, safe Christmas this year. Remember, no man is a failure who has friends–Clarence Oddbody

Christian–The Noun

Dec 23, 2006 | | 3 comments

The word, “Christian” is a noun. You remember nouns from high school English class, right? A person, place or thing. The proper use of the word is something like, “I am a Christian.” The problem is that we have created an adjective from it. Rob Bell points out in his book, Velvet Elvis, that when […more]


Dec 19, 2006 | | 2 comments

About 6 weeks ago, I read this blog about getting up early in the morning. I want to be more disciplined about my wakeup time. Reading this raised my awareness that I had slipped back into a pattern of fighting the pillow every morning (and the pillow was winning too often). I was getting up […more]


Dec 15, 2006 | | 1 comment

My posts are boring! Why do you keep reading my blog? You say it is good. you say you like it, but you don’t… not really. If it were a great movie, you would have told your friends, “You have got to go see this!” If it were a funny video on YouTube, you would […more]


Dec 9, 2006 | | 4 comments

Noise everywhere! I’m sitting in the library waiting for Jeanie who is in a meeting at work. I have an hour to read and write… Kids are running around making noise and their mom is letting them. Interestingly, she fusses at the older girl for making noise when it is the younger one who is […more]

Congratulations Melody!

Dec 8, 2006 | | 2 comments

Melody is on her way to medical school! Saint Louis University School of Medicine just contacted her and said, “We want you.” You set your sites on a huge goal and you are doing it. Congratulations! You have earned it.

The Jar

Nov 29, 2006 | | 4 comments

Have you ever felt like your emotions were out of control? Like the way you are feeling is incongruous with the situation. Something small happens and you get all bent out of shape about it. That happened to me in a huge way a few months ago. Something insignificant had happened, but I was really […more]

What Happened to Questions?

Nov 11, 2006 | | 2 comments

My son in law, Mark told me recently about a conversation that he had with a buddy who is not a follower of Christ. They were discussing spiritual ideas and his friend posed a hard question. The question isn’t important, but his answer was very important. He answered his friend with these words, “I don’t know.” Mark’s […more]