What is a real man? What does it take to have and keep a “man-card?” There are many testosterone laden ideas about manhood. There are many who laugh at what they consider to be “weak” or “soft” men. But what is a real man? Really?! I suggest looking at the men in the Bible to … Continue reading What is a Real Man?
Thirty-three days. I cannot believe that thirty-three days will be what it is. In thirty-three days Amy and I will celebrate our 29th Wedding Anniversary. Somehow that does not seem possible. Twenty-nine years have flown by. Thinking about our anniversary, the years gone by and the years to come, I began looking through some marriage … Continue reading Four L’s of Marriage
The one line worth remembering from the movie Bug's Life is, " . . . that's our lot in life. It's not a lot, but it's our life." Sometimes life seems to turn against us. Consider the life of Charles. Charles was a young man working in a shoe factory, when an industrial accident removed … Continue reading My Lot in Life
Two years from now in November / December 2020 will be the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower Compact and the Pilgrim Settlement in Plymouth. Among the passengers and crew was Digory (Degory) Priest a husband and father. He came to looking for a better place for his family, whom he left behind to follow him … Continue reading Deeply Connected
A couple of weeks ago we watched a 1938 movie Pygmalion based on the play of the same name by George Bernard Shaw. You may be more familiar with the 1964 musical My Fair Lady (Pygmalion set to a musical score). The play finds roots in Greek Mythology and Ovid's poem Metamorphosis. In this poem … Continue reading Pygmalion Grace
There is a lyric from an older country song that sticks in my head ever month. The lyric says, "I'd like to take you out like a said I would honey, but there's too much month at the end of the money."* I am sure you already have the song figured out. A single man … Continue reading Too Much To Give
Two commercials caught my attention while watching the news last night. One for a car company's line of SUVs and the other for . . . well I am not really sure what they were advertising. Both commercials feature a young dating couple. Both talk about their future together. Specifically, when they make the big … Continue reading No, No, No, You have that All Wrong!
Billy Joel sang, “I don’t care what you say anymore this is my life, Go ahead with your own life, leave me alone.” Western society screams, “It is my body, I can do with it what I want!” We then begin to sacrifice our bodies to the gods of: Pre-marital sexual relations, Extra-marital sexual … Continue reading You are not Yours
One of my favorite shows at the moment is Expedition Unknown. The host, Josh Gates, travels to different places and joins archeological teams as they search for locations of temples, burials, treasures, and more. Occasionally, Gates or his host team will find a small coin or other artifact that may connect to the historical event … Continue reading Finding Treasure
Throughout the Christ's time with his disciples/apostles they would not always realize whom they were with. I recall the time they were on the stormy Sea of Galilee and afraid that they would capsize and drown. Jesus was asleep on the boat and they wake Him in fear. He calms the wind and the waves … Continue reading What are we Afraid of?