SHAME OFF YOU

Have you ever been shamed…perhaps by a parent, a teacher, a boss, or your spouse? There is nothing that cuts to the core of one's being than being shamed. There is nothing redemptive in it...nothing. Author Gary Chapman says, "How we respond to these voices from our past will determine…
This month begins year 3 of my blog. This month I am doing something different. My new post is posted on our church website, the title is "A Hard Heart". It deals with a faith that is grown cold. If this is of interest to you, just click the title.…

LET IT SNOW

  This photograph is one of the wooden walk bridges in Spring Lake, NJ. I took the photograph in 2010. It is one of my favorite snow images that I've captured over the years. Except for my sore back from shoveling it… I like the snow. With the sheer beauty…
  Christmas 2017 It's crazy… 40 years ago this month I experienced the biggest change of my life, Emmanuel, God With Us. Growing up in a church I knew about Him, but I didn't know Him. As a of matter fact that language would have been foreign to me… and…
It's amazing how we allow our focus to shift from the have's to the have not's. All of us in America have much to be thankful for, no matter how hard things get or have gotten. I read this quote last weekend and it really helped to see things from…

THE JOURNEY

I like this quote from former Jersey girl Brooke Shields: "Someone said adversity builds character, but someone else said adversity reveals character. I'm pleasantly surprised with my resilience. I persevere, and not just blindly. I take the best, get rid of the rest, and move on, realizing that you can…

PASSION

I heard author, speaker, Simon Sinek touch on the illusive topic of passion during an interview. I wanted to share some of his thoughts with you. "Passion like profit is a result." "When we work hard for something we don't believe in, it's called stress. When we work hard for…
This month I want to share with you what's on my heart. While revisiting a favorite book, I came across the following that spoke to my very being; "A.W. Tozer said a long time ago, 'Culture is putting out the light in men and women's souls.' He was right. Dullness…

FACING THE LION

I love the movie The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe adapted from the book by CS Lewis There is a scene where the one of the children ask the beavers about someone named Aslan. What the children don't know is Aslan is a lion, but he is unlike any…
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