Blog humbug…

Just in case you hadn’t noticed, I’m new to blogs and blogging. Although I have used a computer for years, I’ve never been able to sustain a journal. This is because I’m not all that introspective – I’d rather be doing something than reflecting. Nevertheless, I am committed to keeping in touch with my friendsRead more

God’s quad

One of the objectives of this blog is to pass on some thoughts and insights which have especially helped me since my injury. There are several passages of Scripture to which I can turn. But first I’d like to reflect on Psalm 23. This well-known Psalm is a favorite to many people but it hasRead more

Thanksgiving

During my first semester of seminary and in the very first class meeting for public speaking,  we students were required to read assigned Scripture passages. One passage that I heard several times was Psalm 103. For whatever reason, I didn’t recall hearing that ever before. The word echoed and reverberated in my mind: “Bless theRead more

Help wanted and found!

One sunny summer afternoon, several years ago, I was alone the mountains of northern Georgia. My flyfishing adventure in the wilderness presented me with a dangerous challenge. I was following a large stream and expected it to be joined by another smaller stream. Not having a topographical map, I had earlier noticed a stream asRead more

Overwhelmed and discouraged

 I just can’t handle it anymore!  No doubt you’ve been there and you know how it feels to be pushed to the limit. You feel like you’ve taken as much as you can and there is no hope for help or relief. At other times, we are face-to-face with desires or circumstances which threaten toRead more

Introducing 3 close friends…

Driving my wheelchair down that busy passageway of the VA medical center, I observed the director of our unit and wanted to thank him for all of the good care I had been receiving. I made my way next to him and introduced myself. He responded, “I know who you are. You’re the one withRead more

What I believe… Core value 1

In order to understand my response to being a quadriplegic you need to understand what I believe because this governs how I respond to my present how respond to my circumstances. So I thought it might be helpful for me to outline my core convictions. So here goes with the first one. I confess thatRead more