Despair and hope

One of my early morning tennis buddies shared quietly with me today that his daughter “took her own life” over the holiday.  How sad and tragic.  I don’t know too much of the background other than she was in her 30s, and he’s still in shock, processing the reality of it.  His name is Paul, a really nice guy. … More Despair and hope

Have a blessed Veteran’s Day!

To my Christian shipmates… Wishing you a meaningful and reflective day in remembrance of our fallen and disabled veterans and shipmates, and recollections of our own sacrifices (and those of our families) in service of defending our nation’s freedoms.  As I sit here drinking a cup of coffee from my VP-30 coffee mug (reserved for days such as this), I … More Have a blessed Veteran’s Day!

Am I a bully?

We tend to think of bullies as large, loud, obnoxious types, but bullies come in all sizes, personalities and political and religious persuasions. Do I put down or judge others who don’t agree with my views on politics, religion, etc., etc. Or am I patient with all people in order that by my love and … More Am I a bully?


“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7 (ESV) That was today’s Bible verse for my small group’s “40 Days … More Anxiety