Yield to the Art


“Every day, behind the scenes, priceless works of art are moving around the Met, through a labyrinth of corridors and passageways. As this precious traffic travels to and fro, from storage to conservation and from loading bays to exhibition galleries, bright yellow signs on the...

Things Are Going to Change


(An Open Letter to my fellow Christ-followers and fellow laborers in the Salvation Army.) Dear Congregation members, program attendees, employees, Advisory Board members, and any other friends of The Salvation Army that are facing a change in leadership, Calls have been made. The news has...

Mommy’s Coming Home…


“I’m glad mommy’s coming home, too.” “I’m sure the Fire Department is glad, too.” “Yes… they’ll leave soon.” “No. The firemen won’t be spending the night.” “Yes, I remember the last time they were here…Yesterday.” “Yes, we’re going out for dinner.” “No, the firemen aren’t...

Daily – March 3, 2016 – Retreat


March 3, 2016   Retreat. It’s a big word. It’s an action, or maybe a reaction to turn and run when it’s not looking good. Either you pushed the spouse a little too far and it’s time to tuck your tail and turn your eyes...

She’s Ten


Double digits. We made it… or something. Both of us, I mean. There was some concern in this one little part of my brain that one of us might be the end of the other before we could celebrate with two candles. (I’m joking… mostly…)...

Daily – March 1, 2016 – I Missed One…


March 1, 2016   I missed yesterday. I knew it would happen. Part of me thought it would happen sooner, but I knew it would happen. I write most days… not just on the blog, but I have a journal I use during my devotions....

Daily – February 28, 2016


February 28, 2016   This is not the first time that the world has seemed a crazy place. I’m not saying that because I’m going to list other times, I’m saying that because the world has been around a while and these things happen. We...

Daily – February 27, 2016 – A Follower’s Prayer


February 27, 2016   Lord, Call me again, and give me the courage to put down my nets. Call me again, and bid me to walk away from life without you. Call me again to follow and enter into a life of love, of work...

Daily – February 26, 2016


February 26, 2016 I was packed up and ready to walk out the door for a retreat in Chicago on Sunday morning. The last remaining things to take care of were goodbye hugs, kisses and a prayer. The kids were still in pajamas when I...

Daily – February 25, 2016


February 25, 2016   “… persons are often told, ‘You just need to pray more, go to church more, read your Bible more, be more obedient to God, deal with unconfessed sin in your life, and everything will be fine.’ This is like telling persons...