Forgive and forget

A short phrase with a lot of wisdom, “Forgive and forget.”  I heard it as a child, but only as I grew older did I realize the full scope of its wisdom.  It refers to wrongs done to us through the actions or inactions of others.  Little slights or major hurts inflicted upon us by … More Forgive and forget

Unequally yoked

A pastor friend of mine mentioned to me the other day that few people today probably understand what “unequally yoked” means.  I’m sure he’s correct, and that ignorance can have tragic, life altering consequences.  I certainly didn’t grasp the concept fully as a young adult.  Another pastor friend was doing pre-marital counseling the other evening. … More Unequally yoked

You’re invited…

Are you familiar with The Great Banquet?  Patterned after the parable in Luke chapter 14, it is a banquet given by and centered on God.  Like it’s counterparts, Cursillo, Walk to Emmaus, and Tres Dias, this retreat examines Christianity as a lifestyle.  The Great Banquet is an orderly, structured weekend designed to strengthen and renew … More You’re invited…

The stories we tell…

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Can shape, transform and sometimes save lives.  I recently had a young Navy officer (a former student of mine at VP-30) tell me that a “Sea story” (technically an air story) that I had told to his class, had saved his aircrew’s life not too long ago in the Middle East.  It…

Don’t turn away

“Unplanned” is a reality based film about a deadly serious subject.  Abortion.  I recall when I was a self-employed insurance agent (between Navy careers), I was going door to door promoting an insurance equity product to businesses.  I was with a small group of other “trainees” going into whatever businesses would open their doors to … More Don’t turn away

My best friend

Life can get very lonely sometimes.  Despite our spouse, our best buddies, our children…  There are times when we feel abandoned, betrayed, forgotten, invisible.  A good friend of mine, a Christian who is now with the Lord in his heavenly home, once told me that the most life changing thing I ever said to him … More My best friend

Valentine’s Day and Passover?

Coincidentally (Providentially?) today’s “Read through the Bible” passage concerns the passage in Exodus where God speaks of the Angel of Death “passing over” the houses of the Israelites… If they are obedient to God and place the blood of an innocent lamb (a foreshadowing sign of Christ’s sacrifice) over their doors.  The Israelites had not … More Valentine’s Day and Passover?