Prepared for Lightning

Prepared for Lightning

We never saw it coming. It was a beautiful summer day near Chetek, WI, so as we entered the restaurant, we asked the server if we could sit out on the deck, close to the lake. Miles away, across Lake Chetek, and far beyond the town of Chetek, we could see the clouds....
In the Blink of an Eye

In the Blink of an Eye

On June 20, 2007, I was working a trade show in Dallas with a good friend. We are both big baseball fans, so we decided at the last minute to buy tickets to the Rangers game. We knew before purchasing our tickets that the game could be historically significant, and we...
The End of the World?

The End of the World?

“Dad, come quickly; you have to see outside!” My daughter yelled breathlessly from the front door. I said, “What’s up honey? What’s going on outside?” With great exuberance she shouted, “The sky is on fire!” “What? The sky is on fire?” I wondered as I made my...
It’s Time to Repent

It’s Time to Repent

The Advent season isn’t Christmas, however much we forget that. Christmas causes us to look back in awe and wonder at the greatness of our Lord, who made himself nothing. But the Advent season looks ahead to the fact that the manger baby is coming back—this time as a...
Christmas Heartbreak

Christmas Heartbreak

On Christmas Eve 2019, a new friend of mine had a medical emergency and was rushed to the hospital. I was in shock. I cried, I prayed, I felt helpless, even though she is a believer. My heart broke for her family and friends. My heart broke for my loss at work, that...
Restored Creation

Restored Creation

What’s your perspective? Observing our globe and its inhabitants, it takes no imagination to be gripped and made despondent by the obvious flaws, constant crises, and human horrors. Living with an outlook of hopefulness and even anticipation is a rare thing. Yet for...