Fool on the Hill

Day after day, alone on a hill, the man with a foolish grin is keeping perfectly still, but nobody wants to know him, they can see he’s just a fool, and he never gives an answer, but the fool on the hill sees the sun going down and the eyes in his head see the world spinning ’round… Most…

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If we aren’t careful there will be nothing left…

I recently spoke at my high school’s graduation ceremony. I spoke with the Class of 2008 about the importance of giving vs. taking, contributing vs. consuming and committing to making a difference. I learned a long time ago that my life was not mine, it was a gift to me from the Lord. I also learned that the Lord…

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What is wrong with us?

As we get closer and closer to electing a new President I often sit and scratch my head as I listen to the comments of fellow Americans.  The one that blows me away is when someone says “I am voting for so and so because they are going to take care of my needs.”  What an…

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Wisdom = Life Effectiveness

Every day I get up and do my morning devotion.  It is a time for me to pray, read the bible and listen and reflect on what the Lord has in store for me.  It is my way of getting in touch right out of the gate.  I put the armor of God on first…

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Acceptance is the key…

“And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation—some fact of my life unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed…

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Envy will rot your bones

This morning during my morning devotion I read Proverbs 14.  In verse 30 it states “A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body; jealousy is like cancer in the bones.” This is the new living translation version of the bible.  In the New International version it states that “envy will rot your bones.” I don’t…

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A Gift We All Have

Recently I was talking with my wife and she was marveling at how many people know our multiply handicapped 22 year old son.  Our son cannot talk, he still wears a diaper and is pretty much total care.  He has gone to school and some type of special program for most of his life.  Along the…

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Keeping “It” in Perspective

How many times have we let something get out of perspective?  A situation suddenly gets out of control and before we know it we put our foot in our mouths or we act out in such a way that we do things that could destroy our reputation or even our lives?  The recent events with…

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