Approaching God

Exodus 20:21 (NIV):  “So the people stood at a distance, while Moses approached the thick cloud where God was.” During my last years in the Army I worked for General Officers. They all wore stars. Some had two stars, some three, and one even had four stars. Most were really[Read More…]


Genesis 7:20 (NIV):  “The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than fifteen cubits.” Lots of the United States is covered in snow and ice right now. Here in Kansas we haven’t been above 20 degrees for almost two weeks. Yesterday morning it was -15 degrees[Read More…]

The Book of Life

Revelation 20:15 (NIV):  “All whose names were not found written in the book of life were thrown into the lake of fire.” Recently I watched a television series that shared about Alfred the Great in England. Although only loosely tied to history, the show shared that Alfred was committed to[Read More…]

Servant of Jesus

Jude 1:1 (NIV):  “Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James, To those who have been called, who are loved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ” I have a lot of roles. I’m sure that you do too. I am a son to my[Read More…]

Sharing Jesus

3 John 1:3 (NIV):  “It gave me great joy to have some believers come and testify to your faithfulness to the truth, telling how you continue to walk in it.” I like receiving good news. I remember each time when Debbie shared about us expecting our children. I believe that[Read More…]


2 John 1:9 (NIV):  “Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.” In the Army, I would arrive at a new post knowing that I would only be there[Read More…]


1 John 1:1 (CEV):  “The Word that gives life was from the beginning, and this is the one our message is about. Our ears have heard, our own eyes have seen, and our hands touched this Word.” My wife was on two juries during 2019. Both times she and the[Read More…]

Keeping Pace

2 Peter 3:9 (NIV):  “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” I don’t run anymore. I used to run… a lot. When I was active duty in[Read More…]

Questions and Answers

1 Peter 3:15 (NIV):  “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” Lots of people disagree with me. I believe things[Read More…]


James 1:12 (NIV):  “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.” It is easy for me to love people in my life that are lovable. If you[Read More…]