He’s Coming to Town

As a kid, my anticipation was great. The family would gather at my grandparents’ home on Christmas Eve, and as we were driving home, there was only one thought on my mind: Santa Claus was coming to my house! I’d wonder which of the red blinking lights on antennas was really Rudolph. Time, I felt, […]

Crying Over a Loss

On election night, I watched what once was considered an improbably become inevitable—the election of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States. Yes, I had been saying for two weeks or more that Trump would win, but I did have trouble wrapping my mind around Trump’s victory. Secretary Clinton’s supporters never saw the […]

A Good Conscience Toward God

I swim a mile everyday—when a neurologist tells you it’s swimming or a wheelchair, you learn to swim in a hurry. Most days I’m there in the morning; typically I’m in the water by 8:30, and I seldom leave the water until 10:00 or so. But, some days I can’t get there in the morning […]

Blessed are Those Who Mourn

A woman lost her young daughter to a brain tumor. She wrote a letter describing her grief. In that letter she says, “I can hardly bear [my grief] sometimes. My most recent wave of grief came last year before her sixteenth birthday. As the day approached, I found myself brooding over all the things that […]

How to be a People Person

There are so many times we need friends, times when life seems as though it would be unbearable without dear, dear friends. But, as you well know, in order to have close friends, we must be a friend ourselves. Solomon reminds us, “There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother” (Prov. 18:24). But, […]