The Bigger Picture

The new year is just over a week old now, and already I’ve started it out on a very positive note. Most of us are familiar with the expression, “Out with the old and in… More

Discerning the Times

Merriam-Webster defines discernment as “the quality of being able to grasp and comprehend what is obscure; skill in discerning; an act of perceiving or discerning something” (quote source here). 2020 has certainly been an interesting year so far–a year… More

Rules of Engagement

There is no more favorite place for a book lover to be than in a used bookstore. It’s almost like finding hidden treasure. I can spend hours looking around at all the books, CDs, DVDs,… More

Lessons from “A Christmas Carol”

Most of us have seen a movie version or read the book by Charles Dickens (1812-1870) titled, “A Christmas Carol,” published in 1843, that was probably the most popular piece of fiction that Charles Dickens ever… More

Serenity and Second Chances

There’s a line near the end of the movie, “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” where Gordon Gekko (played by Michael Douglas) says to his daughter, “Human beings… you gotta give ‘em a break. We’re all mixed bags.” He was in… More

A Heaven Sent Reminder

A year ago at this time I was dealing with a soggy bag of books sitting on the floor next to the wall air conditioner in a hotel room I rented at a reduced 30-day… More

Doing the Right Thing

Who doesn’t know Google? In fact, who doesn’t use Google on a regular basis? And as a matter of fact, I couldn’t do what I do on my blog posts without Google. Even my email… More

Letting God Fight Our Battles

When Saul of Tarsus met Jesus Christ on the Damascus Road, Jesus said to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads” (Acts 9:3-6, 26:14).… More

Hanging In There

It’s funny (but I haven’t quite decided if it is in a humorous way) how often life doesn’t turn out like we thought it might turn out. I sure didn’t think over six years ago… More

Links To All Blog Posts

Table of Contents Below is a list of the blog posts on this blog starting from the first post published in July 2011 to the most current blog post. Currently there are 700+ blog posts… More