What Grandkids Teach us about God

Crazy About Them (Fairview Heights, Illinois circa 2013)   Fridays are normally a day with the grandchildren.  Melissa watches all four of them each weekday and since I take Fridays off, we are all in the house together all day.  I used to sleep in every Friday, take the dog on a late walk, takeContinue reading “What Grandkids Teach us about God”

Arms Wide Open (Running to God)

It is amazing what our grandchildren teach us about God! This is from “Exactly As I Remember It.”    I often notice that people tend to shy away from church when things are going bad for them. They seem to feel that God accepts them when they are doing well but is less than enthusiastic aboutContinue reading “Arms Wide Open (Running to God)”

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)”

Crazy About Them (Poop-a-geddon)

A story called “Harold” seemed to define the first several years of my ministry.  This story is taking its place as my favorite.  Less gritty, more grace.  I must be getting older.  This one is in my new book “Re:member.”   Crazy About Them (Fairview Heights, Illinois circa 2013)   Fridays are normally a dayContinue reading “Crazy About Them (Poop-a-geddon)”