God’s Silence

It is a place I don’t like being, but I find myself there often. It is a lonely place; it is a scary place. Maybe you have been in that place, too. Who knows, perhaps you are living in that place today. You’ve trudged up a lonely mountain, sat cross-legged for five hours with a […]

Well, he was like Tuck!

Greetings! I read a story about a young man who died in a tragic motorcycle accident. His mother made an unusual decision. She arranged for the wrecked Harley Davidson bike to be buried alongside her son. In response to a reporter’s question, she sobbed, “It was his whole life.” What if that burial practice was […]

You Can’t Go It Alone

In a sermon, I shared that I was struggling with the father-of-the-groom rehearsal dinner toast. A number of you have asked about the toast, so here is an excerpt for you to read. I hope you find some nugget that will inspire you and move you closer to the God of grace that I love.   “Zach, […]

Falls Hurt

I had not been on my bike for quite a few weeks, so I was looking forward to a good ride on Saturday morning. Maybe it is the feeling of freedom or the wind in my face, but for some reason, the stresses of life seem to disappear for those few moments I am riding […]

Fourth of July 2019

When my grandfather was about 12 years old, he left his family in Italy and sailed around the world. I remember sitting on his knee and hearing stories, in very broken English, of his adventures aboard the ship. I guess it was on one of those trips that he heard of America, the Land of Opportunity. For […]

Farewell

The opening line of the last book of the Torah gives us a clue as to why this book is called Deuteronomy. In Greek, Deuteronomy literally translates “second law.” But the Hebrew name of the book is actually Sefer Devarim, which means “These are the words…” Thus, the opening line of Deuteronomy, “These are the […]

The Antidote

In 2006, the results of a study conducted by San Francisco’s Women’s Mood and Hormone Clinic created lots of conversations and even more jokes at the expense of women everywhere. The study claimed that women speak an average of 20,000 words per day while men spoke a mere 7,000 words per day. For a few […]