September 21, 1780, changed the way American’s think and speak. At the height of the Revolutionary War, the commander of West Point met with British Major John Andre. This clandestine meeting was to discuss the turnover of America’s Military school to the British. This would be a decisive blow against the fledgling republic. Fortunately, theContinue reading “Betrayed”

The “Big Blah”

Have you ever been questioned because of a belief you hold? Of course, you have. All of us experience this on an ongoing basis.  We are questioned for our faith, politics, the color of the car we choose to buy, and pretty much every other decision in this life. For some, decisions are based onContinue reading “The “Big Blah””

A Two-Sided Coin

2020…there, I have already said enough to make you groan and sigh—what a year of profound challenges and opportunities. Let me recap for you in case you have forgotten. We survived one of the most contentious political seasons in the US since Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams. Many cities erupted in race riots followingContinue reading “A Two-Sided Coin”

Of Cod and Catfish

As the US expanded from East to West, many hurdles were faced. Not the least of which was the shipment of food from one cost to another while keeping it fresh and the price as low as possible. Many people have shared this account through the years. I am adding an abbreviated version to makeContinue reading “Of Cod and Catfish”

Hail Myself

When you think of Rome, most likely you see images of the Colosseum, busts of ancient rulers, the Roman Catholic Church or perhaps fountains. Whatever you think of, chances are you are surrounded by the effects of the Romans. Our governmental system can certainly be traced to that of the Romans. While their influence isContinue reading “Hail Myself”

The Power of “But”!

If your momma was anything like mine, when she gave a directive it was to be followed quickly and without argument.  My mom was a strict, but loving disciplinarian…we could use more of that in our society, but I digress. I remember when I was little telling mom, “but” anytime she gave me direction. SheContinue reading “The Power of “But”!”

Nothing to See Here

I walked onto the campus of Central Bible College in the fall of 1996. Contrary to what my daughter says, I am not old. I visited a year before and felt confirmation after confirmation this was the route God wanted me to take. Little did I realize on that first move-in day my life wouldContinue reading “Nothing to See Here”

I Just Want to Be Like Jesus

The Conflict of Warfare and Peace My mom screamed, “stop…don’t hit him”, as I chased my older brother around the house with a board. No one could push my buttons quicker than my brother…come to think of it that is probably still true. I don’t remember the situation that led to my loss of temper,Continue reading “I Just Want to Be Like Jesus”

God is Bigger Than Your Elephant

For the past two weeks, each morning when I rise and each evening when I lie down, the words to this old hymn sing in my head. “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases. His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning, new every morning. Great is Thy faithfulness ofContinue reading “God is Bigger Than Your Elephant”