For The Bad Days

"For you are my lamp, O Lord , and my God lightens my darkness" (2 Samuel 22:29 ESV). I've not been secretive about my struggles with depression. I've spoken openly about the challenges that it presents. I've done so for a couple of reasons. First, as a writer, I am interested in sharing not just... Continue Reading →

I Am Convinced

"But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me" (2 Timothy 1:12 ESV).  I've always had a special place in my heart for First and Second Timothy, as I share his name. I... Continue Reading →

Hope In the Twinkling of an Eye

Image from "Behold! I tell you a mystery. we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this perishable body must put... Continue Reading →

Yet I Persist

"But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus,... Continue Reading →

Darkness, Part 2

At the time of this writing the new year is 17-1/2 hours old. Wisconsin has been wrapped up in a deep freeze for a couple of weeks now. The bitter cold is a harsh reminder that our lives aren't always filled with green grass and sunshine (apologies to those of you who reside in more... Continue Reading →


I live in an old house that is not insulated very well. Usually, here in Wisconsin, we see quite a lot of snow every winter. If I don't promptly remove the snow that accumulates on my roof, with a long-pole roof rake, heat, escaping through my ceiling, melts that snow. As it does, the eaves develop... Continue Reading →

Out of Darkness

It's that time of year. The sun has barely peeked over the distant hills when I back out of my garage and head for work. Then, a mere nine hours later, the shadows stretch long across the parking lot. Soon I will leave work in the dark having seen but 15 minutes of sunlight all... Continue Reading →

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