Don’t call it Luck!

A few weeks ago, when gasoline was at its highest, someone told me how lucky I was that we drove a hybrid. Lucky? My first thought was that many factors went into us having a hybrid, but none of those were luck. We didn’t win it. Several years ago, when we first moved into our…

Loving those with More

The other day I saw a couple of massive motorhomes, and my first thought was to feel bad for them with the current gas price. And then I thought, they are driving a quarter of million-dollar motorhomes. They don’t need me to feel bad for them. And then I felt bad because I didn’t feel…

Walking as Jesus Walked

How many people here walk?  We all walk, sometimes we walk short distances, sometimes we walk long distances but for the most part we all walk.  It really isn’t rocket surgery.  All you have to do is put one foot in front of the other.  And in case you have problems with that I googled…

Restraining Orders

I read a great news article a while back. It concerned a man in Kansas City, Kansas by the name of Wesley Fitzpatrick who applied for a temporary restraining order against a female whom he said was stalking him. Fitzpatrick claimed that she was making him “scared and depressed and in fear of my freedom.”  The…

Thoughts from the Front Row

And just like that, I was sitting in the front row.  And I wasn’t sure how I felt about that.Last Friday, I participated in the ordination service at Beulah Camp for our newly ordained ministers. It was special in that two of the ministers being ordained had spent their teen years as a part of…

Houston, We Have a Problem

“Houston, we have a problem!” April 13th, 1970, and the Odyssey’s Commander Jim Lovell uttered words that would go down in History. That wasn’t how Lovell thought he’d be remembered, he thought that he would go down in history as the fifth man to walk on the moon, but a faulty oxygen tank would destroy…

Pro-Life

I’m tired of being vilified.  You see, I’m pro-life, and it’s not because I’m a misogynistic old white man who wants to take away women’s control over their own bodies. It’s because I believe that pre-born children are human beings who deserve protection.  And I know that there are hard cases. When the mother’s life…

A Way That Leads to Death

Do you remember some of the decisions you made as a teenager? Perhaps decisions you regret making now because of their long-term consequences. I read an article the other day concerning a special committee of MPs and Senators considering whether youth under 18 should have access to euthanasia and assisted suicide.Some of the experts called…

I Quit

I think I’m ready to quit. There’s more that I can do, but I think I’ve done all that I want to do.  Of course, I’m talking about my book, A Fisherman’s Tale. What did you think I was talking about? Every time I read through the manuscript, I find something to change.  Sometimes it’s…