Forgetting to Remember (What Grandchildren Teach Us)

Forgetting to Remember (Fairview Heights, Illinois, circa 2009) I had a really bad day.  Nothing really went wrong but I couldn’t find the hours to accomplish what I needed to do.  As the day wore on and deadlines approached, my mood became worse and worse.  By late afternoon I had clearly deteriorated from affably ineffectiveContinue reading “Forgetting to Remember (What Grandchildren Teach Us)”

Dying Well

Adios and “Gratchets” (San Pedro Sula, Honduras circa 2005)   When we decided to focus a part of the “around the world” ministry of Christ Church in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, I was excited.  My dad had been a part of a mighty movement of God there and the city was in my blood.  AfterContinue reading “Dying Well”

Don’t Get Too Far From the Herd (I Mean the Church)

Go When I was a kid I loved to watch Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom which ran from 1963 to 1985.  I literally grew up with the show.  It starred St. Louis zoo-keeper Marlin Perkins.  Back then, animal shows were rated PG, not R like they are today and a lot more was left toContinue reading “Don’t Get Too Far From the Herd (I Mean the Church)”

Being a Part of Something Great (Involves Sacrifice)

Smoky Mountain Trees (Great Smoky Mountain National Park, circa 2006) There is no place in the world Melissa and I like to visit more than the Tennessee side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Her people come from that area (and I wish mine did) so we both have a real link to theContinue reading “Being a Part of Something Great (Involves Sacrifice)”

Church Discipline (and the invention of worship percussion?)

Church Discipline (Fort Worth, Texas, circa 1969) Dad is a southpaw.  There are two files in my memory that verify this fact.  One concerns the fact I could never use his baseball glove.  I could catch with it but I always threw like a girl.  (These days girls throw really well, so I have noContinue reading “Church Discipline (and the invention of worship percussion?)”