Father’s Day 2015

The Blessings of Wise Children

Proverbs 10:1

A wise son makes a glad father,
But a foolish son is the grief of his mother.

There are many passages in Proverbs that start out, “My son,…” do this and that and you

Daily Bible Reading

Daily Bible Reading

will be wise.  I used to read these passages to all of my seven children in the morning on the couch for “Bible Time”.

We called them the “My sons” and “My daughters” of Proverbs.  Just as the Bible promises that God’s Word will not return void, and that if you “train up a child in the way he should go, when he grows old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6), my children have grown up to be godly, wise young people.  They are a light in a crooked and perverse generation.

Fathers Day 2015

Fathers Day 2015

As they grew up, they would make cards for me on Father’s Day.  The messages of gratitude and thanksgiving from them to me were so encouraging, I taped them to the inside of the door to my locker at work.  On the roughest of days, I could open that door and read those cards, and I knew why I was working so hard – it was for them.

They still make me cards on Father’s Day, and they still bless my heart beyond description.  Thank you Joy, Marshall, Rose, Scott, Jennifer Gloria and Josiah.  And thank you Lisa, my wife, for making it all happen.


D-Day!! The Day of Days

June 6, 1944 – The Allies Invade Europe at Normandy

I love D-Day because it gives me  such a sense of overwhelming power resulting in victory.  Every time I see videos or movies of the invasion with the thousands of ships, planes, armament and troops, it boggles my mind.D-daybigmap

The courage it took to storm the cliffs at Omaha humbles me as well.  I am so grateful to this generation of heroes who saved the world for freedom.

If our president at the time, FDR, did not have the resolve, the will and the toughness to lead the country in that war, we could not have won it.  We need that kind of leadership today.

Today, the nation salutes all those who remain of the Greatest Generation.

Friday Fifteen Today June 5, 2015

Iola’s Christian Reads Friday Fifteen Blog

Today is the day Iola has posted my guest blog on her Christian Writer’s blog.  Go to http://www.christianreads.blogspot.com/ and read my article on 15 authors and their

Iola's Christian Reads

Iola’s Christian Reads

books who have influenced my writing.

Maybe some of these insights will help someone who is an aspiring writer.  After all, that’s what it is all about, helping others, right?

Please leave a comment to get the discussion going!!

Friday Fifteen Guest Blog

News flash!!  Friday Fifteen on Iola’s Christian Reads

I will be the featured blogger for Iola’s Christian Reads​ this Friday, June 5, 2015.  Go to Friday Fifteen and read about 15 great authors and their books.

Some of the authors covered will be:

Charles Colson

Loving God

Jeff Shaara

The Glorious Cause





Tom Clancy

Clear and Present Danger





Jack London

The Sea Wolf



And many more!!

Friday Fifteen on Friday, June 5, 2015

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