Life Is Better Together

For those who know, the first week of June is an emotional roller coaster for our family. Year after year, joy and grief take center stage in a dance that leaves us a bit exhausted. As we muddled through these past days, there was one truth that wouldn’t leave me: Life is better together. IContinue reading “Life Is Better Together”

Pain For Today – Prevention For Tomorrow

The story is this. I hate sunscreen. Always have. Darting around outside as a kid, I remember trying to wipe it off, only to have it transfer from my face and shoulders to my hands which made “sandcastle building” no fun. Last week, the fifty-plus years of avoidance started to catch up to my face.Continue reading “Pain For Today – Prevention For Tomorrow”

What Is Spiritual “Novation?”

Real Estate fascinates me. It has for many years. Kellie and I have bought, sold, rented, and flipped houses as a hobby during most of our married life. Part of that whole process is understanding contract law. (I know, fascinating, right!) There is a concept in contract law called “Novation.” Novation in real estate occursContinue reading “What Is Spiritual “Novation?””

What Define’s Your Life’s Benchmarks?

Yesterday, my long-time friend, Dean Dunavan, was ordained as a pastor to God’s people at Woodbury Lutheran Church and beyond. I sat listening to the words of encouragement spoken by our District President and other brothers in the ministry. They were beautiful words of life, caution, and love. My mind drifted, as it does, toContinue reading “What Define’s Your Life’s Benchmarks?”

One Emotion God Doesn’t Have

Did you know that there is one emotion that God doesn’t have? When I tell you, you might be surprised because it is an emotion you and I encounter every day.

Sometimes You Just Gotta Enjoy The Change

One of the groovy things I get to do is to lead weddings. In fact, I am involved in one this weekend, which makes my heart full. These are pivotal moments in the lives of families, moments that are remembered and celebrated until death separates. As I ponder the mountain of adjustments that my coupleContinue reading “Sometimes You Just Gotta Enjoy The Change”