What if LIFE was decided by polls?

This week, our current President’s poll numbers have taken a nose dive. This is not about the President, or whether you like him or not. With approval rates dropping below 40%, ouch. Yet our President said he doesn’t believe in poles. Yeah, right. So polls count, except when they don’t. Let me share some great…

Road Trip ‘21 … Getting Ready

I’m less then 24 hours away … what will this entail? About 4000 miles with out the fun excursions Many hours behind the wheel Men’s Encounter Conference at GateWay Hot Springs NP (Arkansas) Carlsbad Caverns NP (New Mexico) Guadalupe Mountains NP (west Texas) And most importantly … time with my son and daughter-in-law Now, today…

Three Simple Questions

I said it. You probably said it. It was a crazy thing to say to tempt fate. May we never say again, “I’m so glad it’s 2021, for it can’t be any worse than 2020!” And then Wednesday happened. Three Kings Day, Epiphany, the end of the 12 Days of Christmas, and now … the…

I Want To Move

It has been almost two years that I’ve been at my present church. And in all honesty, I love the post, the place, the people, the prospects, and so on. Yes, I miss my son who is in Dallas, but I can deal with that. Yes, everywhere has sandpaper people (see yesterday’s blog). Yes, there…

Trust You? Why Should I?

How do you know you can trust someone? I mean, promises are made and broken all the time – politicians, friends, even to ourselves. I mean how many times have I promised myself I will exercise more, only to stay under the covers after ignoring the phone alarm? In this journey of life, I hope…

It’s the End of the World

In the past couple of weeks, I’ve had the end of the world scenario cross my path. Each was unique, and each made me think a bit different. This is not a doom and gloom discussion, but a make you think scenario – or at least made me think. First – someone from Hollywood said…

Reviewing My Performance

Tonight, I have a meeting. I am meeting with the Pastor Search Team – the very team with which I worked with from almost a year ago. I now am the pastor of the church, but it seems a bit awkward that the Search Team is still meeting. Well, not too awkward. But to some,…

Fear is …

Lisa used to love scary movies. Then she moved out of the house and lived by herself for a bit before we got married. Everything changed. Now, she doesn’t want to watch horror flicks at all (except the old Bela Logosi era shows). Maybe movies like The Strangers are a bit too realistic. Now, was…

It Was a Good Day

It was a good morning. This morning, I was honored to lead the Men’s Bible study with my Thursday morning group. The regular leader was in Louisville at conference. I was excited about this. I warned them I had not been behind the pulpit for a while so they should get comfortable because I was…