Steadfast and slow to anger

Confession: I have anger issues. Many of these issues have been resolved by the simple process of aging. As I remind my wife of often, I get better with age. Even though I've learned how to employ self restraint, my natural default reaction to things can get to anger a little quicker than what's ideal.... Continue Reading →


7 things TURN is teaching me about myself

My wife and I have recently started watching a new series called TURN: Washingtons Spies. Set in the late 1700s, this series is based on real characters involved in the Revolutionary War, serving as our nation's first spies. I was intrigued by the show because I love the era, but I was captured by the... Continue Reading →

Blessing: Defined and unpacked

Google defines Blessing as, “God’s favor or protection”.  They more or less nailed it. The Catholic New Advent Encyclopedia breaks it up into 4 particular understandings: 1. Blessing can be taken in a sense that’s synonymous with praise. Psalm 34:1 - “I will bless the Lord at all times”. I’ve talked with probably thousands of... Continue Reading →

Is it okay to not stand during the national anthem? A knucklehead’s perspective.

The short answer, in this country, is Yes. When people start to evaluate or critique the US in matters of civil liberties, equality and the like, I think one aspect of it tends to go on without nearly enough discussion.  That is the divide between governmental laws, and the behavior of the citizenry. The reality... Continue Reading →


Go read John 1:1-28 Did you pick up on whats happening in the story?  The pharisees (Jewish religious leaders) had sent "preists and levites" to find John the Baptist and discover whether he was the Messiah, a prophet, or something else.  Apparently they'd heard about who he was and what he was doing, and they... Continue Reading →


"The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever." (‭Isaiah‬ ‭40‬:‭8‬ ESV) You and I have a life cycle. We are born, we live, and we die. Each life is like a quick blink on the landscape of eternity. But that blink is significant. It's not pointless. It reverberates... Continue Reading →

I’m right here. 

"Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins." (‭Isaiah‬ ‭40‬:‭2‬ ESV) The battle, over. Your failures, forgotten. Our suffering, complete. This is God's prophetic cry to the city of Jerusalem.  This is... Continue Reading →


Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. (‭Isaiah‬ ‭40‬:‭1‬ ESV) God wants you to be comforted. This is not to say that God wants you to be comfortable. And, This is not to say that God wants you to be happy. It is to say that God wants you to be comforted. When you are... Continue Reading →

How to interview well

Over the last year I've done a whole bunch of research on the art of the interview. Some of that was in reading just about anything I could get my hands on, and some of it was in, let's say, "case studies".  Listed below are some of the most beneficial concepts I've found when preparing... Continue Reading →

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