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A Messy Miracle of Mercy

My wife, Kristina, has had heart troubles since she had untreated strep throat, Asian flu, pneumonia and scarlet fever as a child. These illnesses left her with myocarditis and pericarditis. Her parents were alcoholics, ...

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Like a Boomerang

My daughters have a new favorite song right now called “Boomerang.” (It is a little embarrassing to admit that I know the song, because a 15 year-old punk rock girl named Jo Jo sings it.) There is a line repeated in the song that says, “I don't really care...

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Please Continue to Pray

At 2:30 a.m. on the Fourth of July, my cell phone rang and I didn't answer it. I wondered who would be calling me at that time, and what the problem could've been; but I fell back asleep. At about 7:30 a.m., my wife woke me up and told me that Kristina...

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Freedom is Having the Least Amount of Chains

Bam! Just like that I have figured out the millennial mystery. I have deciphered the mysterious motivations that lead to this millennial generation's methods and madness....

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The Kids Had it Great This Week

Since the heat wave is on in Phoenix, my seven-year-old, Bella B,, my five-year-old, Eva G,, and my six-year-old, Luther the dog, all hopped in our minivan and we headed north. Our game plan was ...

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Happy Father's Day

Brittany reached over and gently tapped me on the shoulder and said, “I think it is time.” It was midnight and I had been asleep for an hour, so it took me a couple of seconds to realize what she meant. When it hit me, I bolted upright and a thousand ...

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While You're Making Plans this Summer...

Hello, everybody out there! I'd love to hear where you are as you read this. I know many of you Phoenicians are “escape artists” this time of year. So, if you could just take a second to comment, it would be ...

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The Heat is On

June is here, and that means a very different thing to those who are in Wisconsin than it does to us here in the desert. The heat is on. Even my visiting Belizean friends. who live in 90º weather with 90% humidity all year round, have been ...

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Higher Love

If there were no pain and death in the world, we would not need to talk about Jesus. If all we experienced in our world was peace and tranquility, we would never need to rock the boat by bringing up the powerful, unsettling name of Jesus. But ...

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God is My Judge

The name Daniel means God is my judge. In my opinion, it has become very hard these days to judge what is right and true in the midst of all the clamor and confusion. It seems there is very little substantial meat in the extremely fattened ...

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