As I wait and mentally prepare myself to become a father later this year, my mind wanders over the various examples of dads I have seen in my time. Obviously, standing starkly out from the rest is my own father. I think of what I valued in his leadership or what I should do differently. As […]Read more "Leader of the Band"
Last year I decided to read a book that had been sitting on my shelf for some time, Writing in General and the Short Story in Particular by Rust Hills. The copy turned out to have mold or something growing in it, so out that went! When a cheap copy came in from Amazon, I finally […]Read more "‘Writing in General’ and Always Learning"
The old year is now well in its grave and the world turns into 2017. Almost a week removed from last year, I’ve had plenty of time to reflect on 2016 and consider how it went. I’ll review the year as it happened to me personally. Most people seem to have a dour view upon […]Read more "Reflections on 2016: Wake Up Screaming"
Last year, as 2015 came to a sighing close, I caught the fever of making a list and succumbed to the bloated market of list-articles. There are not very many subjects I can make lists about, but reading is one exception. I read 20+ books in 2016, which surprises me really. I barely made it […]Read more "Best Books I’ve Read in 2016"
Merry Christmas, dear reader! I hope festive plans await your holiday weekend and good times with family lay around the corner. If you’re heading to church Christmas morning, you’ll undoubtedly hear a holiday-themed sermon. If I may, I’d like to add a little bite-sized message to the mix that I gave at a nursing home […]Read more "Sermon: The Light of Christmas (And Free eBook!)"
Note: There be spoilers ahead for this book that’s been out for a century and a half. The Cricket on the Hearth, a little Christmas novella by Charles Dickens, weaves an intricate and heart-warming story in a short span of time. John and “Dot” Peerybingle live happily together with their baby though John is considerably […]Read more "The Sanctity of the Home and ‘The Cricket on the Hearth’"
The topic of God’s love has been on my mind this year. I wrote an article on the subject back in May and then read C.S. Lewis’ The Four Loves and ruminated on that as well. You would think I’ve grasped the subject by now, but I was still not satisfied and so took up D.A. […]Read more "Grasping ‘The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God’"