We are God’s artful expression of himself. We are created to be able to make decisions, to create and appreciate art in all its forms, to enjoy humor, to be able to play, to love, to hug, to reason. Those are all factors that surpass what could have been a plain narrative of our lives and of our existence.
I think differently. Every once in a while, I have an insight or a thought that could be useful to others. My background is over 30 years in church leadership & 30 years in social work with M.Div. and M.S.W. degrees - and yes, I do enjoy retirement. My heart is in teaching. And I try to teach in a way that you don't have to have a degree to understand it. So, join me on this journey we call Life as we explore God, the Bible, the Church and the world around us together.
I've been married to my wife for 48 years. We have three grown and married children of whom we are very proud. And they have blessed us with seven grandchildren. We both grew up in Washington State, but we now live in North Carolina with a lot of experience between those two points.
I’m seventy years old, and I’ve enjoyed electronics for most of that time. There was that 9 volt, 6 or 9 transistor radio that I carried on my paper route when I […]
What is sin? What is grace? And how are those two concepts related? Ephesians 2: 1-7. Study – Part 9
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Ephesians 1: 22-23: Ephesians Study – Part 8 How often do church buildings – and the churches’ members themselves – become a fortress to guard against those on the “outside”? And how […]
How Powerful Do You Feel Right Now? Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel was looking for ways to harness the explosive power of unstable nitroglycerin more safely. In 1867, Nobel invented dynamite as a […]
What Are the Benefits of Believing? How do you know God? Some people say they encounter God in nature, some through meditation. Others say they know God through the teachings of a […]
Ephesians 1: 3-14 Study of Ephesians – Part 5 Your life has a story. It is your story and no one else’s. Your story is special only to you, as painful or […]
Ephesians 1: 3-14 Study of Ephesians – Part 4 Greek was the language of commerce in the Roman Empire at the time of the writings of the New Testament, much like English […]
When I lived in Washington State in the United States, I would sometimes walk in the forests. If I suspected there may be bears in the area, I would make plenty of […]