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, […]

A Modern Day Easter Parable

Each year as the store shelves switch from chocolate hearts to chocolate bunnies, we prepare for Easter. For some, that means baskets of candy and the Easter Bunny. For others, it means a deeper reflection on the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made for all mankind on the cross 2,000 years ago. As a follower of […]

[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 […]

What I’m Thankful for This Thanksgiving

I love Thanksgiving…It’s just about my favorite holiday. I think everyone should find something to be thankful for on Thanksgiving…unless you’re a turkey. Thanksgiving might not be as fun for you if you’re a turkey. But I digress… I have so much for which to be thankful… I drive an 11-year old car with 200,000 […]

When Servanthood Collides With Reality

I had a reality check today. Actually, it was more like a reality “slap upside the head.” I took my dad to the grocery store. This is something that I do every week. Dad doesn’t drive any longer, and living on a fixed income means that he shops weekly, buying smaller amounts and watching the […]