A Man I’ll Never Be

I grew up in the ’70s. It was an odd time for music. Contrary to popular belief the genre of the era was not just Disco. Some of the best Rock n’ Roll music ever written came from that decade, including a song that I heard today.  Boston’s legendary lead singer, Brad Delp performing - A Man I’ll Never Be. Written by Tom Scholz, a fabulous musician in his own right, played lead guitar. Go online and listen in as you follow along with the lyrics. If I said what's on my mind You'd ...

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God’s Got This – He Really Does!

For as long as I’ve been on this journey I still doubt. I let fear reign - even though my experience tells me that God always comes through. I suppose I don’t trust myself to make the right decisions. When “things” get a little tough I blame me, someone else, or Him if I feel like being the victim. It’s a lie straight from hell. When I conjure up the notion that life must be orchestrated by me, not God, I negate the ultimate sacrifice Jesus made to save me. How ridiculous. And the ...

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May 14, 1948 – He’s Coming Back Soon

“May 14, 1948, changed everything. Suddenly the state of Israel was back in existence. Jews were returning. They were making the desert bloom and constructing great cities and building a mighty army.” “What could explain such dramatic, unexpected developments? I didn’t have an answer. True, there were certain historical and sociological and geopolitical realities that made the rebirth of Israel as a modern nation more likely in the mid-20th-century than ever before. The collapse of ...

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New Life

It happened. Finally. It started over the weekend and today in even greater splendor. It’s Spring in Pennsylvania. Yep, I looked outside and there it was. Leaves unfurling like “Old Glory”. I wanted to salute. In our window boxes were tulips that opened their petals seemingly overnight - tucked in among the pansies that my amazing wife planted last week. Vibrant with new life. The boy birds are chasing the girl birds. Acting up when a rival comes to challenge their manhood. The grass ...

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The New Me

I’ve been a gym rat since before I can remember. Probably 40 years. Faithfully going three times a week on a very disciplined schedule. When the new year rolls around you can count on a full house. It’s the time to get in shape, workout and shed the extra holiday pounds. All the excitement drives up the membership rolls. And those of us who call the gym home get crowded out. Not gonna lie, it’s annoying. Until February when the enthusiasm fizzles out and the gym owners hope the newbies ...

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He’s In You

I’m a big Disney fan. Maybe that’s why my daughter holds the world record for visits to Disneyworld, Disneyland, and photos with Mickey and friends - even in her 30's - influenced largely by Mom and Dad of course. One of my all-time favorite Disney movies is The Lion King. There’s a particular scene that caught my attention recently - and you say – “You just watched the Lion King?”. Why yes, I did – funny you should ask. Colleen and I (mostly her) are teaching a class on ...

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It’s Hard to Say Goodbye

I stood in the dark living room reminiscing and thanking God for His provision. It was like saying goodbye to an old friend. This house meant so much to me. Countless hours of renovation and tender care believing I’d live out the rest of my days in this beautiful home; family intact. But it just wasn’t meant to be. After 36 years of marriage, separation and eventual divorce I relinquished any claims to the place we called home for so many years which was now being sold. I came back to get ...

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To Us a Child is Born – To Us a Son is Given

And the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  We extend our warmest wishes in this holiday season to all of our friends and family. We have so much to be thankful for. More than anything else we're thankful for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. May God's Peace reign in your life. We extend our best for a stellar start to your 2019.

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And After All This?

“Then as I looked, I saw a door standing open in heaven, and the same voice I had heard before spoke to me like a trumpet blast. The voice said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must happen after this.”2 And instantly I was in the Spirit,[a] and I saw a throne in heaven and someone sitting on it. 3 The one sitting on the throne was as brilliant as gemstones—like jasper and carnelian. And the glow of an emerald circled his throne like a rainbow. 4&...

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On the Road to Hell

I just completed the reading of a fiction novel by Joel Rosenberg entitled The Third Target. The main character in the story is J.B. Collins. A New York Times award-winning columnist covering the Middle East. Rosenberg’s writing has a distinct and prophetic tone to it. As J.B. is considering his fate and the after-life, his brother - a born-again Christian - challenged him to go deeper into the meaning of his existence and what might actually happen after death. Late in the book J.B. comes ...

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