Category Archives: TOSSING LIFE YOUR WAY

Wouldn’t The World Be Better Off If… 

Written on January 16, 2017 at 2:18 pm, by

How would you assess a broad improvement for the world order?  Let me take a stab at your guestimation.  No.  Let me tell you mine and see if yours lines up.  I don’t intend to go through life being so obnoxious, but I have this corner of my heart that believes that if everyone would/could/should […]

Quit Being A Big Baby 

Written on January 10, 2017 at 9:06 am, by

The admonition to refrain from being a big baby begins with me and then proceeds on toward you.  Not only do we all have this as a possibility, each of us has our moments when others see it of us; even if we don’t. Yes we know a few things.  Compared to all that is […]

The Pregnancy Of Death 

Written on December 27, 2016 at 4:57 pm, by

“For the Son of God, Christ Jesus, who was preached among you by us—by me and Silvanus and Timothy—was not yes and no, but is yes in Him. For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us.”  II Corinthians 1:19-20. This statement thunders with new hope for every person […]

Lifted Twice: On The Cross and From the Grave

Written on December 13, 2016 at 8:56 am, by

We need this.  We need to know how to live a lifted life.  Otherwise, we will repeat Peter’s failed attempt.  Instead of walking on water, we too will just sorta slosh through life.  But Jesus’ extended hand changes that sinking feeling into a lifted celebration. The reason that I write of this today is because […]

Death’s Testimony

Written on December 6, 2016 at 10:25 am, by

Isn’t Fall a most beautiful time of the year?  It’s my favorite.  The color scheme from God’s creative pallet is so awesome that even the finest photographers may catch only a momentary glimpse.  Eventually, naked trees stand as if death to the beauty made the final call. Yet, we know that such isn’t true. The […]

Shouldn’t I Have Matured A Bit By Now? 

Written on November 29, 2016 at 10:15 am, by

As it turns out, life isn’t going the way I had assumed.  Now, understand, I love it very much and really wouldn’t want to be without it.  But what surprises me is that I had just figured that by age 69 I would have a better grip on life’s unfoldings.  But it simply doesn’t seem […]

Dare to Approach The Unlived Parts… of Yourself 

Written on November 22, 2016 at 12:30 pm, by

The very subject of being “BORN AGAIN” seems to carry immediate dismissal by oh so very many. That phrase has been trashed; disregarded by the vocal masses…or at least the indifferent ones. The most…the most fascinating experience of all reality has been given a rude shrug as man moves forward by his own self-serving brain […]

When I Get On My Own Nerves 

Written on November 15, 2016 at 10:02 am, by

No one wears me out as quickly as I do.  As a dear friend of mine always says about herself, “I get on my own nerves.”  For me, this is laughably (and sometimes tearfully) true of myself.  If I irritate you, you oughta note how I feel about myself sometimes! Could it be that our struggles […]

That Awful Year That I Was Traded to the Cubs 

Written on November 8, 2016 at 9:08 am, by

Next January I am headed to my 34th year of playing baseball for a week at the St. Louis Cardinals Legends Camp at Roger Dean Stadium and Spring Training baseball complex in Jupiter, Florida.  While the camps began as an only Cardinals gathering at the then Spring Training facility in St. Petersburg, Florida, we later […]


Written on November 1, 2016 at 9:18 am, by

Life is being challenged.  It is said of some that they have a hard life.  Each of us may find ourselves in such a mix along the way.  Truly, there is a push-n-shove that goes on in the inner man that needs to be addressed.  Psalm 46:10 solves much of this; Be still and know that […]