Real Manhood

I spoke recently with a man who spent some time as a jailer.  He concluded that most men are in jail because they never learned how to control themselves.  They might be tough guys, but that doesn’t make them real men.   In his book, Seven Men, Eric Metaxas...

Memorial Day 2015

 In 1983, on the 50th anniversary of John Craven’s enlistment into the Marine Corps, Commandant General P. X. Kelley declared him a “Legend” who served with the Marines longer than any other chaplain in American history.   Born in 1916 in Missouri,...

Love Your Neighbor

Before I begin this story, you need to know that it does not end well.  But only a persistent pessimist would not try to find some meaning in a tragedy. In 1991 I accepted a 2-year assignment to develop drinking water sources in Haiti, sponsored by a hospital.  Living...

Beatitudes for Mothers

Mothers’ Day is a reminder that every mom needs a prayer, and a blessing that can only come from God. Rare is the mom who really feels up to the task. So to that end I offer these beatitudes about mothers. Blessed is the mother-at-heart who never could have a child....