What Won Babe Heffron’s Respect

4. Jan 25, Babe, Marcus, Bill

Two summers ago I found myself at a book signing event seated alongside seven of the original Band of Brothers, the men of Easy Company who have become symbols of heroism in World War II.   I sat near the tail end of a long table. The men and I were on one side, and [Read More...]

The Common Denominator in 2012’s Top Music

Adele

What do most of 2012’s top songs have in common? Take a guess. Sex? Partying? Love? Would you believe… “Heartache”? Yes, the top songs of 2012 had their share of sex and partying, but most of the songs that crawled to the top of the billboard charts echoed a common message: the heartache from lost [Read More...]

A Father’s Protection

That's My Teenage Son

There is an old legend regarding the Cherokee Indian youth’s Rite of Passage. When a boy is ready to become a man, the father takes his son into the forest, blindfolds him and leaves him alone. He is required to sit on a tree stump the entire night and not remove the blindfold until the [Read More...]

Help, for When the Future is Unknown

1. Jan 4, Big River

At the start of a new year, your next 12 months are always unknown.   That’s why your next 12 months can be an adventure. As well as scary.   Will you win the lottery? Or will your house burn down?   You don’t know.   So what do you do? You plan. You leap [Read More...]

The Kind of Person I Yearn to Be

Becoming Your Spouses Other Half

As a new year dawns it is a perfect opportunity to have a fresh slate and become the kind of person we want to be.  But our past and our self-destructive behavior are frequently our own worst enemy. One of the challenges I notice many people face is the lack of mental self-discipline.  This often [Read More...]

A Christmas Chalk Drawing

Since today is the day after Christmas, I thought I’d do something a little different for today’s blog post. For almost 35 years, I’ve been a performance chalk artist. The video below is from a program I did this past Sunday, at Fellowship Bible Church in Greenville, Texas. The title of the drawing is “A [Read More...]

Merry Christmas!

It is my great wish and prayer that each of you and your families will be blessed with a peace that surpasses all understanding, and that you will have an abundance of life heaped upon you that goes even beyond your most treasured dreams.  May God bless you,     MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HOLIDAYS [Read More...]

How Beautiful the Boring Games You Played as a Child

Addy box cropped

 “So, Dad,” said my young daughter, Addy. “What are you going to get me for Christmas?”   “A stick, a cardboard box, and an old potato,” I said with an absolutely straight face.   “Hmm,” she said. “That doesn’t sound like much fun—except for the cardboard box.”   Addy grinned in seriousness. The child can [Read More...]


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