How Do I Imitate Jesus?
Imitation I suspect it is the practice of almost every toddler to step into mom or dad’s shoes. My granddaughter, Peyton, is intrigued by my shoes and looks adorable trying to wear them. Grandpa wears these things, so it must be important for me to wear them too, just like grandpa. We imitate those we deem…Read More
The Day God Smacked Me With a Hoodie
This week, I was summoned to Seattle, WA as part of a forty-three person federal jury pool from which twelve jurors would be selected to render a judgment on a criminal case involving child pornography. This required a two-and-a-half-hour drive into downtown Seattle, with its maze of congested one-way streets, and never-ending construction. In order…Read More
Keeping Your Focus on What Matters
A while back, I was in the Oakland California airport, working my way through TSA security for my flight home following an event sponsored by West Coast Christian Writers. As I shuffled through the security cattle stalls, I noted that the screening process was significantly slower, and more stringent than anything I had previously experienced,…Read More
Five Choices to Make Before Engaging on Social Media
Earlier this week, I had a brief and disappointing interaction with a young-in-the-faith Christ-follower regarding the public persona they were displaying on social media, and how it is damaging for us to express hatred, and to call into question the authenticity of another’s faith, as though Jesus had not called on us to love our…Read More
Staining Agent or Stain?
I have been thinking (and discussing with a friend) recently about the idea of being influenced as opposed to being an influencer. Those who study group and interpersonal dynamics sometimes speak of men and women who are natural leaders, and others who are natural followers. One with such a viewpoint would classify the leaders as…Read More
I’m Watching You
I just got laughed at by a co-worker from the cubicle across the aisle. I made an update to a Held Labor Hours/Cost report this morning to correct a column display width issue wherein the “t” on the Client column heading was text-wrapping to the next line. I needed to make that column just a…Read More
We Are People – Not Categories
The following is an article I wrote and submitted to Christianity Today & Relevant magazines. Both declined to publish it, so I decided to just put it here. Enjoy. —————————————————— Vin Diesel has a new movie out. My level of interest in the movie is so low that I cannot recall its title or story…Read More
I got a paper cut today. It amazes me how a wound as minor as a paper cut can cause such a significant level of discomfort. A tiny little cut … a slice, made by a wimpy piece of paper, no less. Yet the pain it has wrought captures my attention and dominates my world…Read More