#83: That’s What Friends Are For

On May 15, 2001, I took my first and only ride on a helicopter. I remember the date because that ride was a life-flight—with our fourteen-year-old son, who nearly lost his life that day in a bicycle accident…. Read More

#77: Preparing For the End of Time

December 21, 2012—the end of the Great Cycle in the Mayan calendar—was to be the end of the world. So was May 21, 2011. And Christmas eve, 1955. And March of 1843. And a host of other dates… Read More

#64: Mountain-Moving Faith

My favorite type of novel opens with several seemingly unrelated story lines. Slowly, chapter by chapter, the pieces come together. In time it’s clear that the stories are related. As the details fall into place, one cohesive tale… Read More

#53: Extreme Obedience

Comedian Flip Wilson became well-known for a single line, uttered by his female character Geraldine whenever she got in trouble. Fans knew the line was coming and would roar with laughter when Geraldine screeched, “The devil made me… Read More