1 Kings 19:4-5 (ESV) – But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he asked that he might die, saying, “It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my fathers.” And he lay[Read More…]

Taking a Stand ….. In a field

2 Samuel 23:11-12 (NIV) – When the Philistines banded together at a place where there was a field full of lentils, Israel’s troops fled from them. But Shammah took his stand in the middle of the field. He defended it and struck the Philistines down, and the Lord brought about a great victory. When[Read More…]

Our Agenda or God’s

1 Samuel 15:22 (ESV) – And Samuel said, “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice,  and to listen than the fat of rams. We have two golden doodles in our family. In the picture, Champ is laying[Read More…]


Ruth 1:18 (ESV) – And when Naomi saw that she was determined to go with her, she said no more. Jumpmasters in the Army conduct and lead in airborne operations. For Jumpmasters it is all about safety. Everything follows a script to ensure that the jumpers know what to do and[Read More…]

Being Different

Judges 3:15 (ESV):  Then the people of Israel cried out to the Lord, and the Lord raised up for them a deliverer, Ehud, the son of Gera, the Benjaminite, a left-handed man. The people of Israel sent tribute by him to Eglon the king of Moab. I am left-handed. Only about[Read More…]

Who Am I For?

Joshua  5:13-14a (NIV):  Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?” “Neither,” he replied, “but as commander of[Read More…]

Facing Enemies

Deuteronomy 31:6 (ESV):  “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” There are many kinds of enemies. My first combat tour in Afghanistan was a year[Read More…]


Numbers 23:19 (ESV):  God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it? I just read about a major denomination that has[Read More…]


Exodus 20:2 (ESV):  I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. I cannot imagine living a life as a slave. As a slave I would not have freedom, or liberty, or choices, or any ability to make[Read More…]