The Crazy Extravagant Love of God!

He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, do you wash my feet?” John 13:6 ESV Though foot washing was a common everyday practice in the time when Jesus lived, it was the job of a servant to do that. So without one present the disciples came in and sat down at the…

The Sweetest Fruit

They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green.  Psalm 92:14 ESV As my Dad grew older he began to leave things behind. First, left his career and then his home town as he with my Step-mom Amy moved to Florida. As the years went by be began to lose…

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…