The Power of “I Am ______” Statements

As the lucky inheritor of a bunch of grandkids (my wife has 8 from her life BL, Before Lang), I’ve noticed an interesting trend. When they say “I am _______”, the blank is typically filled in by non-positive things. I point this out becauseour...
Love First … and Ask Questions Later

Love First … and Ask Questions Later

Love first, and ask questions later. I was in the air force and come from a military family, so the old saying, “Shoot first and ask questions later”, is imbedded in my brain. I feel over the last 10-15 years, though, I’ve been on a slippery slope into Love; in...

The Sweet Freedom of Admitting: “I was Wrong.”

I was wrong. How often do we say that? Receive that gift from others? Hear those we look up to admit it? More than a thousand years before Descartes said, “I think therefore I am”, Augustine sagely concluded: “I err, therefore I am.”...
Three Beautiful Gifts of Christianity to Humanity

Three Beautiful Gifts of Christianity to Humanity

When I was young, whenever someone pointed out how a different religion had an eerily similar story, belief, or teaching to Christianity, I’d be thrown off kilter or shift to denial. Now, though, it makes me glad, as I receive it as evidence God is, and always...
The Real Gift of Christmas is YOU: A Tale of Two Ways of Living

The Real Gift of Christmas is YOU: A Tale of Two Ways of Living

Cheers to you! My wife and I have been watching “The Good Place”, a show about the afterlife.  In this poignant and hilarious show, a demon “breaks bad”, people sent to hell get better, and they explore big topics like what makes a person...