Beautiful Christmas Gift

This is our first Christmas without Dad. After his passing back on September 1st after a 10 month struggle against a debilitating stroke that would eventually be his demise, we walk through Thanksgiving and now Christmas without him. I’m thankful that our faith assures us of his Heavenly home, where he is healthy, whole, and waiting for us. But there is still a deep ache, a feeling of loss, an emptiness we feel on this side of the veil.

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My Bodyguard

Back in junior high and high school, I was frequently the object of bullying, because of my rather small stature. To be sure, I could defend myself, being a wrestler and growing up with two younger brothers. But of course bullies are always larger than their victims, and usually bully in the presence of their friends, which gives them added “courage”.

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An Open Letter To Christian Millennials

I recently engaged in an interesting conversation with several friends at work, two in my age bracket (younger end of the Baby Boomers), and one a Millennial. I don’t recall all the details of the conversation, but it primarily centered around the possibilities in the new year as well as the new decade we were entering. We talked about the kind of world our generation would leave to the next, and how the times appear to indicate we are moving ever closer to Christ’s second coming…

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