“…for this is Holy ground… hold on! I have to go pee.”


Do me a favor and kick off your shoes for this one.  You’ll appreciate it later.   The other night we had some music playing and my son saw the title of the song on the television.  “Ho…ly…  Holy… Gr.  Grow…  Holy Ground?”  He looked...

Dear Innkeepers,


(An open letter to Salvation Army Corps Officers during the Christmas season.) We are praying for your Inns. We are praying for your places of business that have been completely overrun by the season.  Every room is full.  There is no extra space.  You have...

ThanksgiBlaFridAdvent, whew…


Buy all the food.  Cook all the food.  Turkey+ham+stuffing=coma.  Gravy on everything, including cranberry sauce.  Football till you pass out.  Up at 5AM for all the sales.  College football til you pass out.  #Saturdayisbutafadingdream.  Then lets talk about baby Jesus. Anybody hurt?  Everybody ok? A...

Parenting 101, or something.


I’m never quite sure how we’re doing as parents.  Sure, the kids tell us “you’re the best Dad in the world” and “You’re my favorite Mommy”.  Those are the things we pay them to say. Maybe we ought to do a weekly evaluation.  “Here kids,...

a glimpse of God, pt 2.


29 When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the Lord.   (Exodus 34:29)  A glimpse of God changes a person.  To...

a glimpse of God, pt 1.


Exodus 33, 34 While on Mount Sinai, Moses begs to see the Lord.   God responds to Moses “I will do what you say because I am pleased with you and I know you by name.”  Moses can’t simply observe God, though.  He can’t look Him...

Not “there” yet.


Wherever “there” is.  I secretly hope that I never find out. I had hoped that my kids would be the only two in the universe that somehow managed to avoid that infernal inquisition of family travel.  It doesn’t matter where we’re going or how long...