The Most Significant Lesson

The Most Significant Lesson

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6 KJV). I learned a lot of basic things from my dad while growing up, including how to bait a hook and fish with a cane pole, how to drive on slippery, snowy roads,...
In the Shadows

In the Shadows

“Only the Shadow knows!”1 “A shadowy figure appeared through the mist.”2 “Come back. Even as a shadow, even as a dream.” 3 Shadows… They often imply something dark, hidden, illusive, or perhaps even sinister.  They often conjure up gloomy feelings like fear,...
Engraved

Engraved

While preparing to share a biblical study of the word tattoo with my 23-year-old tattooist grandson, Jonathan, my eyes and heart were reproved, but rejoicing followed.  I call these moments, “Ouch hallelujahs.”  It’s like going to the...
Anticipation

Anticipation

I remember the delicious feeling upon awakening on the morning of the Fourth. I wiggled my toes before throwing off the bedsheets in anticipation of what this glorious day would hold.   This was the Fourth of July! I would spend the day with my friends and...
The Moon Is Always Full

The Moon Is Always Full

You and I are walking on a cloudless, summer night along a quiet lakeshore and look up to see a crescent moon. “Oh, look at the full moon!” I exclaim.  You correct me (or just think I’m crazy). “No, that’s a crescent moon, silly!” I counter, “No, the moon is...
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