My Shadow

Kind to the Bone

"Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you." Ephesians 4:32 NLT Six hundred miles was a long way to move a middle school students.The year was 1970, and I was ten years old. Dad, a freshly ordained...

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Warm Socks on a Winter’s Day

When I was a boy the one Christmas present me and my brothers never wanted but always got was socks. Every year under the tree there would be a package of thick, white tube socks for each of us. They were always quickly stuffed in a drawer and forgotten about while we...

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A Simple Gesture

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek." Romans 1:16 (NKJV)I was about twelve years old when the accident happened. At the time, I was standing on the...

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All Roads Lead Home

When I was a boy there were no smart phones, computers were something you saw on STAR TREK, and our television only got one channel clearly. Still, I was never bored.The fields, hills, and woodlands around my home were the perfect playground whose adventures were only...

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A Beautiful Heart

One grandfather quipped about his grandchildren . . . 'My grandkids are four and six. The Pulitzer Prize winner is four and the brain surgeon is six.'Parents and grandparents are understandably proud of the quick minds and impressive talents of their little ones. But...

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Kindness

"I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness that I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again" (Stephen Grellet.1773–1855)If there is one...

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Not Done Yet

Life is full of miracles. They surround us every day. One of these miracles happened to me recently. I was filling my car’s tank at a local gas station. It was only 10 A.M. but I already felt tired. It was a cloudy, gloomy and rainy day and I hadn’t slept well the...

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