Competition is good. And Amazon.com has had almost none for a long time. That’s why when my friend and sister in Christ, Laura Mapstead, posted this link on FaceBook, I thought two things: “I want to save this link and put it to use in the future.” “I want to pass this on to others.” … More Competition for Amazon
Two great Americans and two great quotes. “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed in the things you didn’t do than the things that you did.” Mark Twain It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could … More Twain, Roosevelt and Us
One of my goals for the New Year is to reread the C.S. Lewis shelf in my library. These gems on paper were formative to my former as a man, as a thinker, and as a Christian. They continue to shadow almost everything I write and I shudder to think how shallow and inconsequential would … More Excerpts from “The Abolition of Man”
I have been rereading my collection of C.S. Lewis books. At present, Letters to an American Lady is dominating my thoughts. The book is remarkable in so many ways not the least of which is Lewis’ longsuffering patience with a woman who seems to have no end to her physical maladies and complaints about life. … More Shut Up — God Wants to Talk!
“How deeply do you feel about the ministry the Lord has called you to? If the desperate needs of those people you [are seeking to] . . . reach have never caused you to weep, you may want to go back into your prayer closet.” The God Ask, by Steve ShadrachChapter 7 I wonder.How many … More How Deeply Do You Care?
John F. Kennedy35th President of the United States (1961–63) I remember the election of 1960. Actually, I remember the last year of the Kennedy administration. By then I was 8 years old and I knew that in our household, mom had voted for Kennedy and dad voted for Nixon. I also know that that difference … More He Couldn’t Be Nominated by Either Party Today
I started this post some time ago (2 years). I hope it is completely irrelevant. Gun violence isn’t a left or right issue. It isn’t even a law versus more laws issue. There is more evidence all the time of a deep sickness at the core of American society in these shootings in Columbine, CO, … More The Next Shooting
This is a story I read years and years ago. I was reminded of it again last night when an old friend from California contacted me on LinkedIN and we talked about the difference the gospel makes in our live in contrast to the triviality of some of the things that we spend our lives … More Trivial Pursuit or Changing the World?
Less than four weeks til pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training and in celebration of the Phillies signing the best catcher in all of baseball to a five year contract . . . a story from a few summers ago. I was winding down after an emotional memorial service for a dear brother and … More Because I Love Baseball and this is Amazing
Tuesday is for Spiritual Challenge I love my country. Flaws and all, I love it. I think, on balance, it has been a force for good in the world, even with all of its missteps and corruptions. But it is dangerous to live here. Dangerous to the soul. Our affluence, our comforts, and the long … More Fighting the Urge to Live for Comfort, Convenience and Security