THAT DARN SHOE We were barely into 2021 with all its promise (or not) when Sharon fell while kicking off a shoe. Losing her balance, she landed on her back and hit her head on a nearby chair. I had just turned to put something in the trash and was just four feet away when … More Can We Rewind and Start 2021 Over?
I’m not sure where this idiom originated but it expresses the sentiment of people all over the world who want to leave 2020 behind. Things have to get better in 2021, right? I hope so but am not sure they will. Whether or not they do, I want to propose a new declaration: “TAKE HEART … More “Out With the Old, In With the New?”
THE FIRST TWO LIVES Last month, I wrote that I lead three lives. The first life is as a husband, father, and grandfather. This past week, I was able to connect with five of our six children and several of our grandchildren, including a birthday party for four-year-old Roman (left) and a phone conversation with 30 … More The Third Life I Lead
THE FIRST LIFE I LEAD Lately, I have come to realize that I live three lives. The first is my life as a husband, father, and grandfather. What an honor to be entrusted with Sharon, six children, and sixteen grandchildren. If I could reach back to my early years of marriage, I would have started out … More I Lead Three Lives
PROCLAIMING WITH THE NATIONS Pictured above is a shot I took from my computer during a Zoom call to interact with national leaders involved in the Divine Expedition training in their countries. Two were in Ethiopia, two in Nepal, two in Brazil, one in Atlanta (lives in Brazil), one in Alaska, and four of us … More Proclaiming Together
“HOW DESERTED LIES THE CITY” These are the opening words of the book of Lamentations, written by the Old Testament Prophet Jeremiah. Just like cities in America that are under attack today, Jeremiah lived through the siege and destruction of the city of Jerusalem (in this case by the Babylonian army). For the first half … More We Will Hope … and …and … and Zooom