The Blog: Voices from the road

Dear friend, I bring you stories from my back road travels; looking for God in the imperfections, the messy, and the real of life. I share my own experiences in hopes that you can catch a glimpse of yourself in them, and know that even when life gets hard, you’re not alone.

Oh the Rage

You would think, in our ‘enlightened generation’, we would know better, but the emotion of rage has gone from something that is rare to a 24×7 stream of consciousness that we are kinda proud of. I was thinking this morning as I made my frequent pilgrimage to the dump that

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The Unbearable Weight of Grace

There are times when something triggers thoughts, energy, and words in me and I find myself, like the villain in the first Incredibles movie, saying, “You sly dog you got me monologuing!”  Poor Elizabeth… Recently my thoughts, like a morning fog, drifted over the landscape of my life to a

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This I love More

It’s cold outside, the sky burns bright blue that almost hurts to look at as the poignant pines prickle my senses and soul…it’s a mountain morning in the Smokies of North Carolina. The view, over the undulating land, looks as if oceans waves have been frozen in time and covered

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As the sun cascades down, light like a warming blanket draped over your shoulders, the glistening reflections of light twinkle gently off the needles of the frozen evergreens reminding me of the ever-flowing and changing life we all face. Almost every moment can have its beauty if one stops and

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Leverage Your Life

I want a phrase/question to sink deeply in as you read this.  What does it mean to leverage your life? Most of us think of leverage as a way to move a large object or to overpower a situation with leverage.  What if, as Christians, God is asking us to

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Quest for Answers

Faith during suffering is hard. Too many times I have suffered or watched others suffer and then, like an avalanche, questions pour in trying to make sense of it all. For example, I see something happen to my wife, if she is treated unfairly, or someone is rude to her,

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Cherish The Time

There are many things from my past I often dwell on. It’s a habit, good or bad I am not sure, but I camp on seething little thoughts… “Would or should I have done something differently?”  Decisions made or better yet, decisions not made, which is really a decision… but

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From whence cometh my help…

Being a child in the ’60s and ’70s, I grew up with the enthusiasm and messaging that only NASA could pull off. ANYTHING was possible and so much of our ‘childhood’ revolved around the era of Apollo when mankind left his bootprint on the white dusty surface of the moon.

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Sunrise or Sunset

Not too many days ago I stood in a Virginia afternoon sun by the grave of a dear friend, from many years ago. Standing with the shining warmth on my back I realized that our time together felt like it was yesterday… high school graduates, brought together by an unseen

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Never Thirst Again

His worn sandals crushed and ground the sand down as He made His way to the well. Though dry, the weather of Sychar, a township of Samaria, was comfortable for the desert. Whatever the temperature and heat index, Jacob’s well was the stop off, like a modern-day watering hole… but

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Shattered Glass

When life breaks us, we all need to find handholds and I choose to believe that Christ was and is intimately involved with what occurred. I see that Christ is the ‘Hope of Glory’, Colossians 1:27 and it’s that Hope that is offered to all. That Hope is the foundation of what got me to this point in life.

I pray God uses this tiny, little piece of Shattered Glass from my life to help you find the Hope he offers to you.

The Day I Learned To Fly

Eight year old Jeff’s imagination isn’t earth bound. He dreams of flying over his neighborhood, free from the bonds of gravity – becoming part of the elite list of eight year olds who have flown.

When he and his brothers begin building a homemade go kart, he leaps on this opportunity to use his ingenuity, and make his dreams real!