January 7, 2016

I wish I could adequately describe my return home last night. Dusty gravel roads and cherished loved ones were clear in my mind. There was the red Ford pickup resting under a shade tree in the middle of a hot hay field listening with a smile to Nat King Cole and Tom Jones. I saw horses and cattle grazing throughout the day and in one moment recalling the years of playing football and baseball all through the year with my… Read more

December 31, 2015

Never will I forget the placement of my desk on the back row in a fifth-grade classroom on November 22, 1963. Right after lunch Mrs. Walkingstick interrupted the class and tears flowing down her face announced that President Kennedy had been shot and killed. As the year 1963 came to an end, I remember hearing the song “Auld Lang Syne.”There was a deep sadness that came over me during the days before the New Year. I realize now it was… Read more

December 24, 2015

The heavens open up and love that is unspeakable and full of glory descends so humanity may fellowship in union with God. Love flowing down like water from Heaven invades the darkness. The baby born of human flesh in Bethlehem is the bread of heaven manifesting God’s love. Perfect love now embraces us face to face; however our eyes are blind to the marvelous light. Paradise is all around, and we remain unaware of the Divine presence dwelling near us… Read more

December 17, 2015

The Heavenly Father in silence beckons the creation out of a deep sleep each morning and awakens our being to be present, to be alive once again. Sunrise and sunset are a twenty-four-hour ritual depicting life and death. The darkness always gives way to the radiance of day. Living and dying is an unbroken pattern for us all until one fateful day. Then in a flash, the night will become an everlasting light. When I go away, when my body… Read more

December 11, 2015

There is a deep hunger for recognition and rank in the world. The soul of man is on a quest for significance and the meaning of life. We fantasize we are on the pathway to becoming someone of renown.  If I am a public speaker, I am not just a speaker but one of the greatest orators of all time. If I am a doctor, I can diagnose and cure diseases; no one else can heal. If I am a… Read more

November 27, 2015

Cree Mason celebrated his forty second birthday in September. He has lived the past twenty years in this room under the care of his unbelievable mother, Peggy. He survived a premature birth at five and half months old. In laymen terms his medical diagnoses are he is a spastic paraplegic cerebral palsy victim, with severe scoliosis and spasms that strike at any time. His pain level is an eight all the time and off the charts the rest. In spite… Read more

November 22, 2015

The turmoil and uncertainty of the world today is palpable. Bombs in the streets of Paris has created anxiety for the bravest of souls and fueled the rest of us with fears for our future. Fear is the response when our survival instinct is under attack. It is the emotion we feel when we lose the control to protect ourselves. We fear anything that attacks our person-hood. Fear distorts the image of God and the assurance of His love living… Read more

November 15, 2015

“Imagine there’s no countries, it isn’t hard to do. Nothing to kill or die for, no religions too, Imagine all the people living life in peace .” The words of John Lennon’s song resonates across France today. However, we don’t live in John Lennon’s world. Humanity will never achieve world peace in its own power. Denying the reality of evil carried out in the name of any religion or political group is foolishness. So what is the response to some… Read more

October 7, 2014

“There’s nothing special about the present moment except that it is all we have.” – Charles Genoud The concept of being present with God revolutionized my life. I learned the secret of living in the present moment with God. In a relationship with God, an essential truth regarding time became apparent. I can only “ be” present with God in the now or in the present moment. In the eternity of God, time has neither beginning nor end. Time in… Read more

October 6, 2014

There is an unequivocal guarantee in life. It is not a question if someone will offend us, but who and the severity of the offense when it occurs. An attack strikes at the fragile nature of our personhood. Some offenses are more damning than others. When someone murders a loved one, or someone has sexually molested us there is a debt owed that can never be repaid through human endeavor. Despite the evil and depravity of the assault, there is… Read more

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