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Day: November 16, 2023

When Our Words Fail

When Our Words Fail

Praying during seasons “…when sorrows like sea billows roll” can be difficult. The words seem elusive, and faith often falters. Caring for my wife, Gracie, for nearly forty years through a relentless and painful journey of severe disabilities, those seasons of sorrow often seem interminable. What do I petition God to do in those times: […]

The Power of Fatherhood

The Power of Fatherhood

I belong to a demographic of millions who watch a parent decline. Let’s face it, after a certain age, we all somewhat decline each day, but to watch the fading of a towering figure in one’s life brings a unique heartache. My father has always been stoic, wise, insightful, and contemplative—a steady hand on my shoulder and […]

Distracted by Theatrics

Distracted by Theatrics

As the first volleys in the 2024 race for the White House echo, Americans brace themselves for two years of bickering, drama, screaming, mud-slinging, and rancor — and that’s just from the media. Observing the histrionics, pearl-clutching, and races to the camera following incendiary tweets and news stories recalls an unusual life lesson learned while […]