• From darkness to light


    If you’ve never been to Mammoth cave, I encourage you to visit and take the night tour of the cave system. I had that opportunity and was able to travel from the portal to the depths of the cave system and then taken into a room and told to sit down.  The door was shut and the lights were extinguished. 

  • GPS


    Global Positioning Systems have always amazed me.

    An app on my phone allows me to track my wife’s journey to our grandchildren from the time she leaves our house until she reaches theirs — amazing.

    That little app helps her feel more secure knowing I’m aware of where she is, creating a powerful connection.

  • Always there


    An older couple in their pick-up truck came to a four way stop.


    Looking across the intersection they saw a young couple in their car sitting very close together.


    The lady in the truck glanced over at her husband and remarked, "I remember when we rode like that."


    Then the old man, looking back, replied, "I haven't moved!"


  • Keen in mind


    Jeremiah wrote the book of Lamentations in a time of national disaster.


    The city of Jerusalem was destroyed, Israel was defeated, and many people were taken to Babylon. It was a time of great sadness.


  • Resolutions


    A friend tells me that he never makes New Year's Resolutions anymore because he never keeps them.


    I can remember all too many resolutions I've made through the years and never kept. I do however; believe resolutions are worth making.


  • Christmas


    This is the time of year that we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Signs of the season surround us even on occasion a nativity scene on someone's lawn depicting the real meaning of Christmas.


  • Music of Christmas


    One of the great things about the Christmas season is the celebration of music.


    Many stores will be playing Christmas music over their speakers. Church choirs are practicing for their Cantatas and many will be caroling too.


  • Advent


    In these days it seems everyone is always in a hurry.


    The old timers say it seems as if time is speeding up. How ironic, we have technology to help us decrease the amount of time things take but it seems we still have less time today than we had yesterday.


  • Veterans Day


    I remember, in a time not so distant, being led by a teacher in a line of class mates to stand outside a two-room wooden schoolhouse where we gazed into the blue morning sky and lifted our voices and solemnly recited the pledge of allegiance to our American flag.


    I stood in awe as a child, but as an adult the sight of a fluttering flag floods my heart with pride.


  • Find Rest in God


    Throughout history many people have practiced the discipline of meditation.


    It is peaceful rest that quiets the mind while reflecting upon God and His word. Augustine wrote in "Confessions" (his deeply philosophical and theological autobiography) "Our hearts are restless until they find their rest in thee".