Awkward Normalcy

For those that know me, I’m sure it will surprise you that this suave and debonair person you know was once awkward and insecure. Ok, maybe it won’t surprise you at all.  In a previous lifetime I was a middle school teacher and principal and people would ask, “How can you deal with kids that…

Gideon Bible Flashback

Had a flashback that was unexpected.  This morning on the university campus, there were men outside the buildings handing out Gideon Bibles. Now my history with the Gideon folk hasn’t always been shining.  As a public school principal, we had some distribution issues.  While the vast majority of men were congenial there were a few…

Living a Dream

This week William Hyppolite is visiting us in the U.S.  Some of you know his story, but think it is worth telling. In 2008, missionaries Shirley and Joe Edgerton introduced our mission team to a student named William Hyppolite on the island of LaGonave, Haiti. They believed William had great potential.  He was an orphan,…

What I Meant To Say

At the prayer service for my buddy Rob, I wasn’t able to bring myself to get up and speak. It was something I should have done, but this is what I meant to say. Rob was a Yankees fan and yet he went to at least a dozen Twins games with me. Those were trips…