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September 16, 2019

For those that know me well, you know that I love football, especially high school football. I enjoy the competition, the physicality, the team aspect, the strategizing, and…well just about everything about the game.

But, in order to protect the participants safety, the...

August 1, 2019

Bill is a law enforcement officer in our county. I have walked with him for over 15 years. Many years ago, he experienced a very traumatic situation that involved the loss of his mother. I spent a lot of time helping him and his wife work through that trauma. We met nu...

July 11, 2019

“I had nowhere else to turn…but I knew I could call you!”

In the almost 16 years that I have been working with Community Outreach Ministries (COM), I cannot tell you how many times I have heard that phrase…whether over the phone, over a meal, or sitting in my office.

Sad...

June 24, 2019

The notice came across my phone. It was from one of the local news agencies. It carried some sad, sad news…again.

Recently, a law enforcement officer from our area was found dead in his home. The report said there was no foul play expected. Apparently it was suicide.

Ano...

May 1, 2019

 

Everybody has a story…everybody is going through something.

It was late at night when the phone rang. In my world of ministry working with law enforcement and people in crisis, a late-night phone call usually means I am getting ready to hear some bad news. This call wa...

March 1, 2019

I find myself thinking a lot this week about a couple of friends in our spiritual community.  One, my friend Gene, recently turned 92 and the other, sweet Mrs. Christine, will soon turn 96.  I appreciate so much about them and their character, but perhaps most of all,...

February 4, 2019

Note: Consider this a part-two follow up to last month’s blog, I wonder if I’m supposed
to really learn this message, because it keeps coming back to me in
one situation after another.  Here it is:

So much of life is just about paying attention. 

I wonder how many “sacre...

January 4, 2019

So much of what life is all about is learning how to see.  Truly living, is all about cultivating an awareness of what is most real, most important or most valuable.  I cringe to think about how much time I have wasted over what turned out t