Getting Back on Track

What Do You Do When Your Life is Derailed?

Early one Saturday morning when I was nine years old, I experienced the adventurous exhilaration of watching a train as it derailed in front of my house. Something sounded slightly amiss as the familiar rumble of the train grew closer and louder, so I pulled back the curtains to watch it pass. As I did, […]

When the Wise Pursue Foolishness

A Fable About How a Wise Man Regained His Wisdom

…in a kingdom far, far away, there lived a man named Noway. Noway was a well-respected man in the kingdom. While not wealthy, he had many friends who often asked for his wisdom and teaching in various aspects of their lives. Noway and his wife had many children, all of whom adored their father and […]

What Makes a Good Man Become Great?

A Tribute to My Father

My father was a great man… Last year, I wrote a blog about how frustrated I would get with my dad when I took him grocery shopping. His seemingly obsessive need to go to multiple stores just so that he could save a few pennies here and there on milk, bottled water, and other necessities […]

Today is my 7th Anniversary… and my Youngest Child is 9…HMMMMMMM

Did the headline get you to read this? I hope so! Seven years ago today, March 26, 2008, I had my last bite of dessert—my last slice of pie, my last piece of cake, my last box of cookies, my last bowl of ice cream…to be honest, I don’t remember exactly what it was. But […]

[Book Review]: “Whatever the Cost” by David and Jason Benham

As a man, I am driven to pursue my dreams, refusing to let them die, and fighting for them until they slip beyond my grasp with no hope of being recaptured. To willingly let go of a dream that is still attainable because God is leading me in another direction is so difficult, and it […]

[Book Review]: “The Book of Man” by William J. Bennett

Portioned out into six categories, “The Book of Man” is a terrific book to share with males from 7 to 107, as it shares stories, quotes, examples, and poetry from nearly every area of a man’s life: Man in War Man at Work Man in Play, Competition, and Leisure Man in the Polis Man with […]

Grieve Not for Thomas…

This week, a couple at our church experienced the most devastating and painful of tragedies that any parent can imagine-the death of their son, “Thomas” (not his real name). His death at the age of 26 was sudden and unexpected, but it was not completely surprising. You see, Thomas had struggled with drug addiction for […]

[Book Review]: The Matheny Manifesto by Mike Matheny

As a diehard Chicago Cubs fan, I will never…EVER find myself in a position to root for the arch-rival St. Louis Cardinals…but as a youth softball coach, I have just found a reason to root for the Cardinals manager, Mike Matheny… Matheny has written a brilliant new book, “The Matheny Manifesto,” and I read it […]

[Book Review]: “Undone: A Story of Making Peace With an Unexpected Life” by Michele Cushatt

Contrary to popular belief, the life of a Christ-follower is anything but easy. In addition to the normal ebb and flow of life, we are often challenged by those who do not share our faith that God cannot possibly exist in a world that is filled with so much suffering. In “Undone: A Story of […]