Wrong Way!

Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.Proverbs 3:5 (NLT) If you have ever driven around the downtown of any major city you know the headaches it can bring. In particular, those headaches can be brought on by the miracle of modern engineering called one-way streets. On a... Continue Reading →

Storage Locker

My child, never forget the things I have taught you. Store my commands in your heart. If you do this, you will live many years, and your life will be satisfying. Proverbs 3:1-2 (NLT) Over the years, I’ve had many lockers. Whether it was Jr. High, high school, or athletics, I had a place to... Continue Reading →

Rules & Relationships

And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.Deuteronomy 6:5 (NLT) “Rules without relationship breads rebellion.” As a former high school chaplain, this is a phrase I’ve heard spoken many times over the years. Generally, I’ve heard it said about students in school who disagree... Continue Reading →

You’re Scum!

A fool is quick-tempered, but a wise person stays calm when insulted.Proverbs 12:16 (NLT) When I began college, I was sure I wanted to be an attorney. It is a noble profession, after all! Well, some of them are noble... I quickly switched majors during my sophomore year to history, but kept my interest in... Continue Reading →

That Doesn’t Apply to Me

Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions.Psalm 119:18 (NLT) The word truth seems to be a relative term these days. In the era of fake news, opinionated-facts, and other countries producing misleading content for us, trying to discern the fake from the not fake can be difficult. Of course, generally looking... Continue Reading →

Revisionist History

“You have eyes—can’t you see? You have ears—can’t you hear?’ Don’t you remember anything at all?”Mark 8:18 (NLT) There are two words which spark my ire as a historian (I actually have multiple degrees in history), “revisionist history.” Now, let me explain. Revisionist history isn’t going back and fixing historical inaccuracies in our understanding of... Continue Reading →

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