Loving What Matters

One of the positive by-products of time in the National Guard or Reserves is that we learn to appreciate things that are often taken for...

International Women's Day

Today is International Women’s Day. I must admit that I had to do some research to discover what that actually meant. It seems as...

Keeping a True Lent

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent; the beginning of the Easter season. Yesterday was Fat Tuesday, and I have watched with my...

Learning to Listen

Earlier this week, I was involved in a meeting where we were “checking in” with each other, which is one of the most important ways we...

You Are Not Alone

If I could tell you just one thing today, it is that you are not alone. No matter what you are feeling, no matter what you are facing, no...

God's Got It

Like many of you, I have been challenged by recent events, and the almost hourly stream of news, tweets, and alternative facts that have...

We Are Not Alone

This morning, instead of sitting down to write my weekly notes from the minister as I normally do, I was honored to participate in a...

What We Stand For

2016 was as contentious a year in the life of this nation as I have experienced, at least since the late 60’s/early 70s, in the waning...

When Does Your "Power Go Out"?

For the fourth time in three weeks (including another time this morning before the sun came up), the power is out at my home. The...