The Time He Called My Name

The Time He Called My Name

I sat in the jury assembly room on Monday, waiting to hear if I would be assigned a case for the week. They told us there were eight cases to try, and it seemed like the majority of us would end up fulfilling our civic duty through Friday. I had never received a...
Identity Crisis

Identity Crisis

I’m a sportsman at heart and love watching competitions. I like to watch several sports on TV, but none more than the Olympics. I like the Winter Olympics, but I really enjoy watching the events in the Summer Olympics.   During the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, a...
The Corrosive Effects of a Critical Spirit

The Corrosive Effects of a Critical Spirit

It might not surprise anyone, but I hated chemistry! The corrosive acid we used during our experiments in school burned everything it touched. It ate a hole in a block of wood, etched deep scars in the metal basin, and permanently marred my favorite sweater! Although...
Uncertain Paths, Certain Glory

Uncertain Paths, Certain Glory

A few weeks ago, as my daughter and I sat with our feet in the surf and the late afternoon sun sank toward the ocean, our conversation turned to her future plans. She is starting her college senior, and while she has a general idea where she wants to be and what she...
The Time I Envied Helen Keller

The Time I Envied Helen Keller

  Earlier today, I sat working on my laptop in a local coffee shop. The morning sunlight streamed in, providing crystal clear vision, but still my perception of life blurred. I pondered my current and future struggles, and I wondered if others also wrestled with...
The Heartbeat of Freedom

The Heartbeat of Freedom

A demand for freedom pulses through our veins. When God created us, he gave us free will—the ability to choose. He doesn’t coerce us into loving, following, and obeying him; he gives us the ability to choose to do those things. But with that ability comes the choice...