The greatest treasures are those buried deep inside where the process of mining brings to the surface something of great value. For some time now, I have repeatedly voiced a simple prayer, “Lord, allow joy to be more present in my life.” Most specifically I am asking for His joy, the kind of joy as […]
In the world of endurance sports, identifying mileposts is crucial to one’s success and the ability to complete the journey ahead. As a cyclist, my ability to navigate longer distances rests in audibly negotiating with my body and talking myself into making it to the next milepost.
it goes as planned. Sometimes it does not.
As I stood in the grassy area by the side of the highway with
heavy traffic racing by, the prevailing thought in my mind was there
has to be a lesson in this.
Earlier this spring the thought entered my mind and a desire
arose inside of me to complete a century ride, cycling-speak for pedaling one hundred miles in one outing.
In the classic movie, The Wizard of Oz, the character of Dorothy desperately utters, “There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home.” in order to alleviate the sensation of feeling lost from her stranger-than-life dream induced by a bump on the head. It’s also cliché to say, home is where the heart is. […]
It’s time. It’s more than time. I have imagined sitting down to write this post countless times over the twenty-plus months. I had zero intention of going A-W-O-L in November 2017 from sharing on this platform. However, for a variety of reasons I did. Guilt knocked on my door often, trying to lure me into […]
Hope is a word often used lightly or in a way which skirts its intended or exact meaning.
For some people, air travel is old hat. For others, it is a periodic and somewhat foreign process. Whatever the case, you know the drill.
Today is a special day and one worth noting. It is the day, six decades ago, God brought into the world my wife and best friend, Jackie.
I know I am taking a chance by disclosing her age as most women do not care to have this piece of their bio publically revealed.
However, it is worth the risk!
There have been many times I have listened to a song, watched a movie, or read a book where the instantaneous and overwhelming thought has been – “this one is a winner”.
In other words, the content has the potential to be life impacting, if applied.
Such is the case for a book I recently read as part of Mark Batterson’s book launch team.
Mark’s latest masterpiece, Play the Man: Becoming the Man God Created You to Be, is more than a book.
The term “ground zero” as found in the online version of the Merriam-Webster dictionary is defined as the point directly above, below, or at which a nuclear explosion occurs.
In short, it speaks of something which causes a radical change to the landscape.
In our twenty-first century nomenclature, it is a term which we often use in reference to the horrific events of September 11, 2001, as in the location of the World Trade Center collapses becoming referred to as Ground Zero.
Another definition, and the one to which I defer, is used to describe the very beginning.
Today is Easter Sunday.