Helping Our Children Feel

Helping Our Children Feel

I sat listening to two men talk about raising white tail deer. One of these men was very passionate about this endeavor and you could tell it by what he said and especially how he was saying it. I listened to another person talk about how excited she gets at...
A Different Kind of Counselor

A Different Kind of Counselor

A pump shotgun has a distinctive sound when it loads a shell into the chamber. There is one chatter or rattling sound that clears the chamber, followed by another similar sound that pushes the next shell ready to fire. When you are a hunter, that sound is...
To Give or Receive

To Give or Receive

The conversation around the Christmas celebration dinner table seemed easy enough. The first question was, “What was your favorite gift you remember receiving as a child?” Fond memories flooded everyone, who included five people ranging in ages 25 to 93. Bicycles,...
My Amish Adventure: My Last Thoughts

My Amish Adventure: My Last Thoughts

We laughed again at how I had to translate “inadequate” for them. It is now known as “not enough dosage.” We also shook our heads in dismay at our culture that spends so much time staying “connected.” The Amish have no FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) in their culture. They...
Discovering Your Strengths

Discovering Your Strengths

It took me 25 years in the full-time, paid ministry before I discovered this truth. It changed my life and the direction of my career. It helped explain why my ministry had progress the way it had. Many questions I had about me were answered. In 2004, I read a book...