2021 has been a challenging year at our house. So challenging that I have been on a hiatus from blogging. New Year’s eve seems an appropriate day to get back in the saddle. At our house, we have had two parents pass away and my wife has experienced a return of cancer. In addition like you, we have faced the trials and turns that come every year. The good news…Read More
Here We Go
We can start over and change anytime, we feel the need, and there is something about a new year that speaks of new beginnings. It is a natural division visited upon us by the calendar. The way it so happens toward the end of the year, we in the United States celebrate Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas, and the New Year in around a five-week period. After partying and eating and…Read More
How To Begin A New Year!
How To Begin A New Year You can begin again, and it does not matter where you are, you can start over right now if you would like. A New Year seems to be an excellent time to begin something. We have just celebrated the passing of the old year, and it has a feel of turning over a new page or starting out fresh, the slate…Read More
Out With The Old and in with the New
The curtain on 2018 is about to come down. A New Year is about to dawn. 2018 is fading fast like embers of a fire that once burned brightly. As you reflect on this past year, you remember highlights and those items that did not work out as planned. Upon reflection the year was one of gains and losses, highs and lows, and the bright and dull. There…Read More
A Time to Remember and Anticipate
It is good to be back home again in Indiana. I had a wonderful time on my sabbatical. While in Papua New Guinea I taught the “Doctrine of Holiness” class at the Melanesia Nazarene Bible College in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Our pastor at Southport, Bill Swesey served for several years as the Principal of the Bible College. To get there, I flew from Indianapolis…Read More
Happy New Year: Welcome 2018!
After spending some time reflecting on the past year, I am amazed at all that takes place in a given year. There are highlights and a few bumps, a little heartache and some victories as well. Change that seemed overwhelming a few months ago has now become a part of the routine. One journal entry had me wondering what I would think of the possibility that I faced when…Read More
Four Things I am thinking about at the Start of a New Year
I’m assuming because I am getting older, the passing of times seems to come faster than when I was a child. It seemed a decade between Christmases when I was in elementary school. Now it seems to happen about every three months. I have always tried to do something with resolutions each and every year. Some of course were more successful than others. This past year was one…Read More
New Year and off we go!
This greeting was written into the sand along St Pete Beach Florida. Sand is a good illustration of time and our lives here on earth. Though it is firm enough to write on, it is pliable enough to be washed away easily. Footprints in the sand can show where we have walked but the impression does not last forever, and in reality passes quite quickly. Having reflected on the past…Read More