Hand in Hand

In the late 90s, my family got wind of a wonderful trail to hike in the Sierras. We were told that it was a reasonable walk and that it would be accessible for our children who were then all under ten. So we took our guidebook to California trails, which supplied some...

There You Are

Spurgeon preached a sermon that I have never read but have always loved the title of, “The Hound of Heaven”. The gist of the sermon is that God will pursue you like a bloodhound all of your life. Of course, now I have images of the escaping prisoner running through...

Ultimate Workout 27 – Panama

Would you pay money for someone to purposely put you in an environment devoid of your normal comforts? An environment with no beds, no central heating and air, no hot showers, and no familiar foods—with water you can’t actually drink? Add to that physical labor more...

Moral Compass

In a recent poll of 1,000 Americans, 800 said that the morals of America are worse than they used to be. Do you find yourself agreeing with this sentiment? And if so, is it at least partly your fault that morals are worse? In Alexis de Tocqueville’s observations of...

Tribalism and Belonging

It seems to me that our world has been disintegrating—in the most palpable definition of that word. We have, over my lifetime, become more aware of the existence and importance of the other people on our planet—we’ve fought nationalism, segregation, and separatism....

Friendship

If you were in a hole this past week, you might have missed the news that the Golden State Warriors won the National Basketball Association Championship for the 2016/17 season. That on its own might or might not interest you. However, the way this team has changed the...