After one of the most historic political seasons in US history, I am taking some time to think about about what I have learned over the last two years. Continue reading “5 Lessons to Reflect on after the 2016 Election”
November is here! Where has this year gone.
The older I get the more I understand the saying that time flies. It really does. The steady march of time is the most constant reality of the human experience.
I look back over this year and I am just amazed. I am amazed at how much has happened—the Cubs are in a World Series! And I am amazed at how little has changed—I still feel the same as I did on January 1. Continue reading “Time Marches On”
The movie Sister Act is a great movie. I know there maybe some who would not agree. And that would be alright. I have watched the movie many times over the last few years. There are a couple of scenes in particular that really speak to me as it relates to faith and the living out of faith. Continue reading “Reflections on a Motion Picture | “Out Of Bed You Daisy Head””
My family and I were enjoying some time together and we rented We Bought A Zoo. I have to tell you, this is not my type of movie. Not something that I would go out of my way to get, but when you have little kids you get movies that they can watch too. (Warning: Even though it is PG there is some cussing in … Continue reading 20 Seconds Of Insane Courage
Last Friday evening I spent some time with a good friend as he prepared to marry his future bride. It was great. I have had the pleasure of being a part of several weddings in the course of my ministry. But tonight I was struck by one of the many rituals that we have in our culture during weddings. The wedding rehearsal went well. Then … Continue reading Reflections on a Rehearsal Dinner | “Saying True Things”
On Wednesday night David Austin Balfour, a member of my high school graduating class, died in a car accident. Since I heard about David’s death I have had this gnawing feeling in my gut. It’s one of those feelings that just won’t go away. When these kinds of events happen I can’t help but think about it. And when the event includes something that just … Continue reading Reflections on a Tragedy | “What I Should Have Said”
In Memory of David Austin Balfour September 5, 1979 – January 11, 2012 I woke up this morning to the news that a classmate was no longer walking this earth. We were acquaintances in high school, but we interacted often enough to get to know each other. As I read the news on the internet and on his Facebook page I had a memory flash … Continue reading The Unexpected Has Happened… Again | David Austin Balfour Remembered
In the movie Tangled, Rapunzel and Flynn Rider have finally arrived to see the moving “stars.” They share this exchange about what will happen after the lanterns go into the sky. Rapunzel is afraid that the moment will not live up to the expectations that she has had for 18 years. But, then there is another thought, what if it is everything that she hoped … Continue reading Reflections on a Kid Movie | “The King’s Lantern”