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ARE YOU ON MISSION?

Sadly, COVID 19 has afflicted some of us, but our nation’s response has impacted all of us. Schedules and activities, commerce and social interactions have all been radically altered. Thankfully, the Lord Jesus Christ remains the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. (Hebrews 13:8) How might we, like Jesus, remain faithful and constant? If you think [...]

ARE YOU ON MISSION?2020-05-09T18:53:02+00:00

DEAR VETS AND THOSE WHO LOVE THEM

Marine Hubert Self You make me proud. I used to be proud to be an American because the foundations of our nation were biblical and designed for the good of the people and the glory of God. The ideals of freedom and patriotism still stir me, but it is easy to find fault [...]

DEAR VETS AND THOSE WHO LOVE THEM2020-05-13T00:26:39+00:00

HAVE THE LAST WORD

Unlike Jesus, few of us know the time and place of our departure. It seems wise to prepare our last words, our equivalent to Jesus' upper room discourse, now. In Jerusalem, our Lord purposely gathered his disciples in the upper room. He knew it was his time, so (John 13:1) he loved them to the end– with [...]

HAVE THE LAST WORD2020-02-04T01:13:50+00:00

A TIME TO HONOR (Brian C. Wilson’s story)

After hours at highway speeds, Camp Pendleton was far behind, some 900 miles behind.  Brian was pleased to drive the rental truck for his deployed son’s young family, but the grandkids were restless, and their mother was hoping to make Boise before dark.  Even stopped for gas, he was hustling internally. What is taking so [...]

A TIME TO HONOR (Brian C. Wilson’s story)2020-05-22T21:09:02+00:00

2 MORE WAYS TO START WRITING YOUR STORY

COLLECT YOUR IMPORTANT STORIES: As you work on your timeline, personal events and stories will come to mind that you may not have thought about in a very long time. Make a list of them. These are treasures to be explored and perhaps shared. The timeline will help you write your narrative, but your stories [...]

2 MORE WAYS TO START WRITING YOUR STORY2019-03-13T01:04:32+00:00

2 WAYS TO START WRITING YOUR STORY

CHOOSE YOUR AUDIENCE: My friend, Allan Wilson, has chosen to write to his young grandson. Consequently, his story is a very personal one with affectionate references to the boy’s father. Allan’s narrative voice is the tender one of A LOVING GRANDFATHER. Accordingly, his childhood shenanigans are written about with humor, chagrin, and a gentle wisdom. [...]

2 WAYS TO START WRITING YOUR STORY2019-03-13T00:36:57+00:00

CHRISTMAS PAST

My technically savvy father left me the precious gift of time travel—a DVD of family Christmas movies covering almost 30 years! For two hours we work our way forward from the late 1950’s in California to the mid 1980’s in Oregon. It is a joy to watch my brothers and me grow up around Christmas [...]

CHRISTMAS PAST2018-12-23T02:25:34+00:00

THE ART OF HONORING

Honoring has its challenges both individually and culturally. How much easier it is to slow down and adapt to the needs of a cute little child than respond to those of an older person. We may value life deeply, but an insidious prejudice creeps in. Thankfully, a few stand up on MAX and offer their [...]

THE ART OF HONORING2018-05-29T01:13:59+00:00

WHY TELL YOUR STORY?

Perspective opens our eyes to see God’s artistry in creation and in our lives. In my entry hangs an enlarged black and white photo of a singular rose with dew drops-embodying the freshness of morning. In contrast to this close up, I was awed last night by the wild array of brilliant color seemingly corralled [...]

WHY TELL YOUR STORY?2019-02-10T02:40:29+00:00