Time at the Table

Friday night is "date night" with my wife, Pam. We made that commitment in 2016 when our job situation was beginning to create a marital "ships-that-pass-in-the-night" scenario and we needed intentional time to catch up, to reflect, and to talk about things that were significant to our faith journey.

Four and a half years later when I . . .

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March 02, 2024

Willing Praise

Most every morning when I get up for work, I listen to Scripture from one of my Bible apps. Perhaps it is my nifty Bluetooth speaker or the rich, resonant, crystal-clear voice of David Suchet, but I find it easy to stay engaged with the Word as it is narrated.

One particular day, I felt a nudge to listen to Psalm 119. Resonating with the . . .

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February 11, 2024

The God of "Both/And"

For the last few weeks, I've been listening to the book of Luke when getting ready for work. It's been a refreshing way to focus my heart and my mind in the mornings and to get an eternal perspective on the day.

One of the things I have appreciated in hearing the Gospel stories is the breadth of ways that Jesus ministered to . . .

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November 04, 2023


When I got my first iPhone with beta facial recognition, I remember asking the sales associate whether I would need to remove my glasses when setting it up. (Remember when you actually went to a store to purchase a phone?) He graciously smiled and eagerly answered, "Oh no. You don't have to remove your glasses. It recognizes you even when you . . .

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October 01, 2023

Table Talk

My dad was an avid gardener, and my mom was a wonderful cook. With six children, our dinner times meant family packed around a large, wooden trestle table and a vast spread of food. Vegetables were plentiful, along with meat, potatoes, and bread. Friday nights were fish sticks and Saturday always meant homemade pizza using sauce from tomatoes . . .

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September 02, 2023

Couldn't You Just Have Waited?

We received many well-intended words of caution as we prepared to move to Tennessee in 1999. Things to watch for included wicked thunderstorms, oven-like heat, tornados, and, of course, the impending Y2K apocalypse. One of the things, however, not mentioned to us was the impulsiveness of drivers navigating a two-way . . .

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August 01, 2023

Biscuit Cutters in the Throne Room

Not too long ago, I found an amazing recipe for biscuits from scratch. Thinking they would be great for Thanksgiving, I decided to make a practice batch to see if we liked them. While the professional photograph portrayed magnificent golden-brown rosemary, apple, bacon, and white cheddar mounds of deliciousness, my final product turned out . . .

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July 01, 2023


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