Every time I find myself in a high school I look for the track and field record board. It’s usually not hard to find. They’re often posted in prominent places. We want to honor those student/athletes who have achieved greatness. And we want to spur others on to try to beat them. I ran track … Continue reading Coming In Last
"Make America great again." This was the rallying cry of Donald Trump as he ran for the office of President of the United States. Wrapped up in this slogan is the underlying assumption that America was great at one time, and that it is not great any longer. Those are debatable assumptions for another day. … Continue reading Greatness
We all love a good story. Good stories make you feel like you are a part of the action. You can see yourself in them. They can make us laugh, or cry, or get angry. I heard this little bit on the news the other night and it stuck with me. Can you guess what … Continue reading Go Tell It On The Mountain
The story of Jesus' birth gets repeated a lot this time of year. But how much of the story we know and repeat is an accurate reflection of what the Scripture teaches? The answers and explanations to these questions are listed below. 1. Fact or Fiction: Everything we know about the birth of Jesus comes … Continue reading Quiz: How Well Do You Know The Christmas Story?
Mary, did you know? Short answer: Yes. Mary knew. She knew because God told her. Below is the full answer. The song “Mary, Did You Know?” was released in 1991 by Michael English and has since gone on to be recorded by numerous other artists, including the group Pentatonix. Check out the video below if … Continue reading Mary, Did You Know?
A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I took our three young children to the movies. They wanted to see Trolls. At the heart of the movie is a conflict between the sickly sweet Trolls and the sullen Bergens. The premise of the movie was simple and horrifying. The Bergens believe that the only … Continue reading What Trolls Teaches About The Pursuit Of Happiness
I’ve never been to a church with a sign like the one above, but some churches do send the message that only well behaved children are welcome. They send that message both implicitly and explicitly. The message “only well behaved children are welcome,” is sent implicitly when churches schedule their Sunday school hour during a … Continue reading Your Kids Are Never Too Noisy For Church
If the devil played baseball what position would he play? I believe he would be a pitcher. Orel Hershiser, who pitched the Dodgers to a World Series victory in 1988 once discussed his philosophy of pitching. He said, “There are two theories of pitching. One is that you try to convince the batter that a … Continue reading If the Devil Played Baseball
There are plenty of reasons to worry today. Actually, there are plenty of good reasons to worry every day. We worry about our families. We worry about our marriages. We worry about having enough money to pay the bills. We worry about our jobs. We worry about it raining enough to grow our crops. We … Continue reading Don’t Worry, Be Happy
The above cartoon pretty well sums up my feelings about this election. And if the polls are any indication, those feelings are mirrored by many people in this country. There are no good options, at least between the two major party candidates. My feelings of angst are heightened this election because of my faith. I … Continue reading Finding Peace with My Vote