My Journey from Violence & Death to Peace & Life

My Journey from Violence & Death to Peace & Life

Growing up I was fascinated with wargames, and I’d spend hours with friends play-pretending to be soldiers. As a boy whose dad was in the army, this was normal. YET, the thought of actual war and death totally terrified me—haunting my dreams and keeping me up at...

Don’t Fake It Until You Make It, Face It Until You Embrace It!

Parts of me are scared, nervous, and frustrated … and it’s fantastic!  You see, partially by choice, and partially not, my occupational energies are shifting to destinations unknown along paths previously untraveled.  Honestly, it’s scary, thrilling,...

Meditation on Becoming a Passer of Peace

What’s one of your favorite words?  One I especially adore, and have a tat of, is “shalom”.  While this Hebrew word is typically translated “peace”, it also means wholeness, unity, and harmony.  It’s basically shorthand for...
5 Ways the Cross Reveals Everything We Need to Know About Life and Death

Mother Jesus: A Call for Healing Over Hurting

I’m retired from the Air Force and have a M.A. in Ancient History.  I share this because I used to think violence, power, conquest, etc. in the name of freedom and liberty was a good thing.  I believed the usual forms of strength and ferocity would solve the problem...