Getting Rid of the Safety Rope: Moving Forward in Faith

Getting Rid of the Safety Rope: Moving Forward in Faith

I recently revisited an inspirational clip from the movie Dark Knight Rises: Bruce Wayne’s escape from the pit. The protagonist finally manages to escape the dark dungeon after several failed

A Grandfather’s Legacy: Guest Author on Weeva.com

My friend Kim Gorsuch asked me to write a guest post for her website www.weeva.com. I’ve included the first few paragraphs here. There’s a link at the bottom so you

The Cure to all Heartache: Preferences versus Expectations

Williams Shakespeare once penned this inspired verse: “expectation is the root of all heartache.” The more I experience life, the more I understand the truth behind the Bard of Avon’s

Midweek Pick-Me-Up

Let’s face it, Wednesdays aren’t anyone’s favorite. Here’s a quick, effective workout to help you get through the midweek slump: Weekly Routine: Sunday Afternoon Workout Part I: Navy Seals Pyramid


About three weeks ago I was in the desert of Ein Gedi near the Dead Sea. I crossed through and spent a full day in the wilderness south-east of Jerusalem.

Billy Graham and Einstein

Billy Graham is now 94 years-old, and has Parkinson’s disease. In January, leaders in Charlotte, North Carolina, invited their favorite son, Billy Graham, to a luncheon in his honor. Billy

Perseverance and Patience

Mark Patterson, a dear friend of mine, recently read my April 4th blog entry (“Purpose, Perseverance, Patience: Are You an Oak Tree or an Onion?”) and asked me to elaborate

Humility: The Key to Achievement

It is a paradox of sorts. In order to climb higher, we need to embrace humility. Going “downward” so to speak is the way up. Dying to our selfish desires

Three Types of People: Chickens, Ducks, and Swans

My friend and spiritual director, Reverend Lawrence Goshorn, recently reminded me that there are three types of people in this world: chickens, ducks, and swans. We need to remember the

Purpose, Perseverance, Patience: Are You an Oak Tree or an Onion?

An oak tree takes almost 100 years to completely mature. On the other hand, an onion takes about 100 days. But when the storm of life hits, one will stand