God of Kindness

 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant. 1 Corinthians 13:4 “You promised to take them on a picnic!” my grandfather boomed with his deep ship’s captain voice. “You must be kind and you have to keep your promises!” About a year after Nancy and I married we stayed for a…

Thanks Dad!

At a press conference when he was still the mayor of New York , Rudy Giuliani was asked how hard it was being both the mayor and a father. His reply began ” Being mayor is easy…” I am so thankful to God for my Dad and I am still amazed at how easy he…

The Prodigal Father

Prodigal- spending resources wastefully or recklessly. This Father’s Day I can really identify with the father in the prodigal son story. It is not that I have been always loving with our own two sons but rather I would have loved it if they could have just gotten along for more than 10 minutes! The…

Sitting Next to Dad

Growing up in a home without my father was sometimes confusing and lonely. Two stepfathers came and went but neither knew my heart or were able to help me feel like I really belonged anywhere. Then when I was 15 years old I met my real father. He didn’t know me either but he committed…

Tribute to My Father

As March first is dad’s birthday I was touched to have the tribute which I wrote for him published in Keys to Living this past month. It has been almost nine years since dad stepped across the threshold into heaven but I am posting this as an encouragement to anyone passing through a time of…