...not always bad.

Probably, the first I ever heard of binging was binge drinking. This is, of course not a good plan if the drinking is alcohol. It’s indicative of alcoholism and a need for real help. Now we hear of binge watching television with the advent of whole seasons of shows available at a time. I am […]

Good Friends…

...a great asset.

Having enjoyed the visit of a few friends over a few days has been a tonic. It’s a blessing to have the time these days to have extended conversations, meaningful and meaningless, to laugh, pray, and ponder. Good friends are a gift from God. Not to be taken lightly nor insignificantly. One doesn’t need to […]

Today is the day!

...all for you.

Waiting to make that important decision? Been ready to go forward in a new direction? Want to exercise more? Pop the question? Ask for a raise? Today is the day! Don’t miss it or regret it’s passing. I read a few years ago about a gentleman who was captured with the dwindling number of days […]

Children Know More Than You Think… attention.

A generation ago, kids were meant to be quiet and in their place. In many ways, that meant being invisible. That didn’t work out so well and so we’ve had an improving generation where we’ve begun to value the needs and roles of children. That’s not everywhere or with every adult, but the situation has […]

What do you want?


So, what do you want? In life? Today? With your job or marriage or kids? With all you’re doing, you must have aspirations. In this encounter, Jesus goes on to ask if they’re willing to pay the price of their hopes. There is a cost to a future and in most of our cases, we […]


...a lasting relationship.

The definition of marriage is given in this passage today. It is meant to be a lasting relationship, and I would say is so regardless of any divergent outcome. Ask anyone who has found it necessary to divorce. The marriage remains in the mind and soul of the people involved, good or bad. My marriage […]

What Do You Have?

...for the Kingdom of God.

The Jesus question of the day asks, “What do you have?” That is, “What do you have that would be useful to the Kingdom of God? The truth is that the answer might be “everything.” Whatever we have, we need to offer it up to the King of Kings for His use. Whoever gave up […]

Healing today?


Matthew 8:5-7 (NIV2011) 5 When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. 6  “Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed, suffering terribly.” 7  Jesus said to him, “Shall I come and heal him?” So the question comes from Jesus. Know someone who needs to be healed? We all do. I’m thinking […]

Losing yourself…

...gone forever?

I have a deep concern for those who have lost their way. Are you one of them or do you know someone? Of course you do. Are they lost and without hope? Proceeding without the grace of God, they’re gonners. Ultimately, the choice was theirs. One isn’t victimized into this state. External pressure can be […]

Leading on Sunday… church.

Around the country we still see the black military flags that reveal that some of our veterans are still missing in action from Viet Nam. When we see the banners, we say a prayer for the family, still in pain. Imagine if we began to raise such flags for those who are missing in action […]