Tag Archive: reflections

100 Months: The Peaks And Valleys Of Being A Pastor…

For nearly the last ten years, the LORD Almighty has blessed me to be a pastor– an announcer, apologizer, counselor, empathizer, encourager, forgiver, giver, learn-er, listen-er, mediator, pray-er, preach-er, protector, pursuer, receiver, remind-er,… Continue reading

35 Things I’ve Learned In My 35 Years On Earth…

The Cubs probably will NEVER win the World Series. Sigh…(But I’m still a fan and watching a game at Wrigley is still a fun event to experience with friends and loved ones!) Even… Continue reading

Intriguing Thoughts From My Recent Time With God…

1. Jesus didn’t seem to systematically draw gridlines/utilize strategies around Judea, Samaria, and Galilee to physically heal, spiritually transform, and verbally teach as many people as possible during His three year public earthly… Continue reading

You Know You Are Growing Up When…

…you arrive late somewhere and, instead of blaming “traffic,” you state, “I should’ve left earlier.” …someone steps on and breaks your glasses and, instead of saying, “Hey, watch where you’re walking!” you say,… Continue reading

Jesus Puts Us In Our Place…

Jesus Puts Us In Our Place… I’m speaking to you out of deep gratitude for all that God has given me… Living, as every one of you does, in pure grace, it’s important… Continue reading

I’m Getting Older, But I’m Not Getting Old…

I still like… . -meeting new people & acting/hanging out/playing as if we’ve known each other for years -trying to predict which rain drop will get to the bottom of a window first… Continue reading

Reflections On My Dearly Departed Dad…

Isaiah 46:4 NIV1984: “Even to your old age and gray hairs I am He, I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you. I will sustain you and I will rescue you.” 1. God Sustained And Carried… Continue reading

Sonnet: When Level With The Sea The Peaks Attract…

When level with the sea the peaks attract, And snow-capped majesty doth bat its eyes; The wild elegance affirms as fact, That living best is dwelling in the skies.   When focus then… Continue reading

Final Lesson…

Final Lesson: What I Would Tell You If This Were My Last Moment on Earth So there is this God, this Person who has always existed, Who made everything in the universe, including… Continue reading

Thoughts From An Afternoon With Jesus…

At the Chicago Botanic Gardens…Amazing day, amazing God. Maranatha, come Lord Jesus…   Here are my thoughts:   1. My dad taught me how to play golf. Doesnt seem like much if you look… Continue reading