one thing remains

  Oh, the roller coasters we ride.  The ups.  The downs.  The extreme highs.  The deepest lows.  The highest highs and lowest lows can even happen in one day. But while our bodies and minds and circumstances often have no choice but to experience the wild ride on roller coasters, can our hearts remain stayed upon truth, stable, steady, and secure? I think they can. I rode a roller coaster today, metaphorically that is. The Low:      Right beforeRead more

On being reminded…

So, the Post 82 baseball team had an amazing season with a 37 and 1 record.  This group of young men worked hard nearly everyday of the summer and played hard with the goal of ultimately playing in the World Series which is played in their own hometown of Shelby, North Carolina.  A big goal?  Yes, a huge goal!  But the talent, leadership, coaching, and work ethic of this amazing group of kids has really paid off, and today, theRead more


So, the other day, my daughter and I came home to find this little bird sitting on a chair on our front porch. As we walked up to the bird it didn’t seem phased at all by our presence. At first, I assumed that this poor thing was just traumatized because there was a strong storm that had just passed through and I guessed it had been thrown from its nest.  As I looked at the little guy, it justRead more

A few thoughts on goals and pursuits…

  “My goal is God Himself, not joy nor peace, Nor even blessing, but Himself, my God.”  ~ Oswald Chambers. Over twenty five years ago, a dear friend gave me my first copy of “My Utmost for His Highest” devotional.  Since then, I’ve been through three copies and given away countless other copies.  I often need to read it two or more times to ‘get it’….to really understand the depth of what he’s sharing.  I was reading this a.m. andRead more