I am following up today in the Old Testament Book of Micah. That famous prophet who spoke one of the most popular Bible quotes: “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your … More I Will Rise
I remember sitting in a Bible study class at a small Mennonite church in northern Michigan, during the late spring of 2001, almost 17 years ago. It was a small mixed group of adults, maybe eight total. The Bible study leader began to teach, and his teaching centered around the Bible verse Micah 6:8. You … More Do Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly
“Nate, put your toys away,” I said to my almost three year old son. As with most toddlers he didn’t have any problem taking out a toy from his toy box, playing with it for a moment or two, throwing it aside, and pulling another toy out of the top box to repeat the process. … More You Don’t Gotta Tell Me Two Times!
“Whether you think that can or think you can’t, you’re right.” It’s a quote from Henry Ford that I said many, many times over the years that I taught Karate to children. Some of my students would get frustrated while trying to learn the basic blocks, kicks, and katas (a pattern of choreographed exercises in … More What Are You Thinking?
For the early part of my life I was pretty much unchurched. I knew about God, primarily because my parents invoked pulling out the Bible and making us put our hands on top of it and swearing upon it that we did not perpetuate whatever wrong that had occurred in the household. I know for … More Worship the Lord
Back in my corporate days, I worked for a major electric and natural gas supplier. As with many major corporations during my time there, the corporation was focusing intently on stockholder’s return on investment. Earnings per share goals were huge, and the corporation made it well known to employees what each year’s goal was. To … More Leaving a Legacy
When I turned into a teenager, several things happened. Teenage life was all about me, and in my eyes, my parents were far removed from “the real world.” After all, it was eons ago when they were young, they could never understand what I was thinking and facing in my world. I became obsessed with … More Prepare