The Scout Law A Scout Is: Trustworthy Loyal Helpful Friendly Courteous Kind Obedient Cheerful Thrifty Brave Clean Reverent Several years ago I asked my scouts which one of these words is most important.  Hands flew up, “Reverent!” several shouted.  I told them no.  Then one-by-one they guessed at each ofRead More →

“What makes the temptation of power so seemingly irresistible? Maybe it is that power offers an easy substitute for the hard task of love. It seems easier to be God, than to love God, easier to control people than to love people, easier to own life than to love life.”Read More →

John Wooden has given us an abundance of great quotes.  This one reminds us to keep ourselves grounded. Talent is God-given:  be humble. Fame is man-given:  be thankful. Conceit is self-given:  be careful.

I had the opportunity this weekend to spend time with three missionary families.  Each of these families serve God in unique ways in different areas of the world.  Each faces their own specific challenges and have adapted their ministry model to best fit the situation they are in. One servesRead More →

Last year at this time I was at the beginning of a new stage of my career.  After an unexpected layoff and the first time not being employeed in nearly a quarter-century, I found myself in an unfamiliar place.  I had spent my entire career working in IT shops ofRead More →

In my last post I talked about the need to have faith to get through the challenges in life.  Worries and fear are inevitable, but how we deal with them is entirely up to us. Using the 1 Corinthians 13 model, I am proposing an age-old solution for getting throughRead More →

Dealing with fear and worry is an every day issue. You can’t avoid them. But what you can do is learn how to deal with them and overcome the paralyzing effect they can have on you. Let’s first define fear and worry. While they are almost used interchangeably, there isRead More →