Musings – New Directions

  Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment, now that you have had a taste of the Lord’s kindness. 1 Peter 2:2-3 This messenger was John the Baptist. He was in the wilderness and preached that peopleContinue reading “Musings – New Directions”

The Road VII

Bad Contact I have had glasses since I got my first pair of readers senior year of high school. I started wearing glasses all the time in my early twenties and I have never worn or tried to wear contacts. When I was in high school, I tried to put a lens in for someContinue reading “The Road VII”

The Road VI

Last week, I told you about my first car, a 1989 Camaro. I also told you that I was not the greatest driver as sixteen-year-old, in fact, quite the opposite. I have driven at speeds that would terrify anyone other than race car drivers and took chances that no one in their right mind shouldContinue reading “The Road VI”

The Road V

It was December of 1988, Christmas break. I was a fifteen-year-old sophomore at the time. For those of you who do not know Greek, sophomore is a fun word. It literally means ‘wise moron,’ a term applied to students in their second year of high school or college because they have learned enough to thinkContinue reading “The Road V”

The Road IV

Desmond During World War II, sixteen million men and around three hundred fifty thousand women took up uniforms and fought across Europe, Africa, Asia, and the oceans of the world. Out of these, four hundred and thirty-one were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest award given to those in the armed services. ButContinue reading “The Road IV”

The Road III

Getting Packed: The Image of Christ Imitation My father’s uncle, Burl, was an avid hunter and fisherman. He spent most of his free time either chasing animals through woods or chasing fish through the water. As a little kid, I heard stories of how he and his best friend, who was my grandfather on theContinue reading “The Road III”

The Road II

Being Formed | Jeremiah 18:1-6 Throwing Pots Richard Black was the middle school art teacher at Stewart Middle School, a large, serious man with the critical eye of a collector or curator. I learned more about art and aesthetic in three years of being in that classroom than I did at anytime outside of itContinue reading “The Road II”

The Road I

Getting Packed: The Process | 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 Routines and Habits I am a creature of habit. I have certain things that are done a certain way at certain times every day. For instance, when I get up in the morning, I fill the kettle with water, make sure the coffee press is cleaned out,Continue reading “The Road I”

Change and Growth

I ran across this in article called Why Do People Hate Change? earlier this week, Why do people hate change? Because most people feel comfortable doing what they have always been doing. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” they say. Psychologically speaking, it’s not just that people fear change, (although they absolutely do) It’sContinue reading “Change and Growth”

Loving the Unlovable IV

I’m mad as $%#@ and I’m not going to take it anymore! I’m Mad AS %$#@! Do you ever get mad? I mean really mad; like screaming, yelling, throwing stuff mad? You look at the situation you are in, realize there is horrid injustice in it (at least from your perspective), and you just, plain,Continue reading “Loving the Unlovable IV”