With All Your Heart – Coming Together

Broken I love a good legend. There is something about the way we tell stories to tell ourselves about ourselves that is fascinating to me and almost always has been. Whether it is ghosts and monsters, gods and goddesses, great warriors, great civilizations, or just a simple folktale, I love looking at the world throughContinue reading “With All Your Heart – Coming Together”

With All Your Heart – Repentance

When I was in the third grade, my best friend David moved away. We had known each other since before we started school; he lived two yards away, across the street through the Goodman’s backyard. Most of the early part of my childhood was spent hanging out with David at his house, my house, orContinue reading “With All Your Heart – Repentance”

Awareness

The end of the twentieth century has seen an incredible amount of change where technology is concerned. In just my own lifetime, computers have shrunk from being room sized monstrosities to pocket sized wonders. My current smartphone has 256,000 times more memory than my first computer. My car can connect with my phone and playContinue reading “Awareness”

With All Your Heart – Imitating

One of the great wonders that we can readily, easily partake in, is to look up at the stars in the night sky. Living out west gave us a chance to really enjoy since we could drive a short distance away from town and be in absolute darkness if we wanted. But even here, ifContinue reading “With All Your Heart – Imitating”

With All Your Heart – God’s Generous Heart

An Extreme Generosity I would be very surprised if anyone in this room had heard the name Dobri Dobrev, also known as Grandpa Dobri, Elder Dobri, or The Saint of Bailovo, before this moment. I would also be surprised if you forget his story – even if you can’t remember his name – after youContinue reading “With All Your Heart – God’s Generous Heart”

The Ministry V

The Power to Change Many people look back at their days in high school with great fondness, others with great sadness, and others would actually like to remember what happened. For me, it was a mixed bag, some good, some bad, some I can’t quite place even after nearly thirty years. My senior year wasContinue reading “The Ministry V”