What seems like a basic human right, we might expect honesty from one another. Yet, the gift to be able to discern truth from fiction is a real advantage. In the many circles in which I work, honesty is expected. We have learned to verify certain facts and matters in the process, but honesty prevails. […]



Good stewardship requires accountability. For sure, we account for the things that are important to us. Where are the kids? We know. We always know. How much money do I have in the bank? We make sure we can figure this out. It’s called accountability. We check on work we’ve asked someone else to do. […]

Corporate Holiness


We speak of The Salvation Army as a holiness movement and for good reason. Our tenth statement of faith reads, “We believe it is the privilege of all believers to be wholly sanctified and that their whole spirit soul and body may be preserved blameless until the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Intended to […]

Speaking Out…

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Different cultures have different rules of correctness. In some societies one can speak out loudly and be seen as decisive, compelling and courageous. Other environments discourage such where a word spoken out of turn could cause significant embarrassment or worse. Clearly, when it comes to freedom of speech, we know which countries allow a person […]

Wesleyan Holiness Consortium


When do we, as Christians feel at home? When I watch the news or even read the news, I wonder if I’m on the right planet. When I hear of racial attacks and discrimination against people of different faiths, I wonder just where do I belong? Walk through the mall sometime, or look at the […]

President’s Day


It wasn’t so long ago we had a holiday for President Lincoln’s birthday and then another for President Washington. Today these holidays have been consolidated into what we now call President’s Day. I can’t imagine it’s now meant to include a day for all Presidents, although in a country that boasts freedom of choice, perhaps […]

Happy Valentine’s Day!


This is a great day to be in love. I searched for a long time to find the love of my life. WoW! I sure won in the love department. Carolyn has been with me for 43 years, in love. Our relationship is better with every day. Imagine that. Early on, we dedicated ourselves to […]

FOF People Count


If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love. Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than […]

Honoring God


So what did you do today to honor God? Read your Bible? Pray? Help someone? Any of that would be good. How about your relationships? God honoring? How about your work? Would God be honored? Phone calls? Text messages? Social media posts? Is God honored by you? All important, but not as critical as your […]

Good Old Days


Most places you go where an entity has lasted through the years, you hear about the “good old days.” They’re meant to be good recollections and encouraging. Often they’re given to contrast the lacking present day attempts. What I’ve learned is that the good old days need to be these days. Competing against the past? […]