A Glimpse Into the Delight of God

A Glimpse Into the Delight of God

“God delights in us.” We say it a lot at Highlands Church because we really believe it. But something happened last week that made me realize I may use the phrase a little too casually. I am not always bearing in mind what a sparkling emotion is being described...
The Best Part of a Bleeding Heart

The Best Part of a Bleeding Heart

Like any other self-respecting word-nerd, I subscribe to Merriam-Webster’s “Word of the Day”. I like learning the meaning of unfamiliar words, I like learning the etymology of words I know and I’m especially interested in learning the background and history of common...
Better Vision: Seeing More of What is Really There

Better Vision: Seeing More of What is Really There

I have been wearing glasses since I was two years old. Adorable you say? Picture this; I was not walking by age two so I was crawling and scooting across the floor like a little Woody Allen. And to complete the picture, I had a “lazy” left eye so there was little...
The Sure Bet of a Simpler Life

The Sure Bet of a Simpler Life

I should have put money down and shaken hands with any number of people who were betting I would not be able to make the switch to semi-retirement at 25%. I could have made a bundle off my wife but that’s hardly a net gain for the household. Before I started...
I May be Positively Glowing in Twenty Years

I May be Positively Glowing in Twenty Years

10 days before I semi-retired to 25% in July, I found out I had prostate cancer. That’s never going to sound like good news but fortunately, I turned 65 in August and Medicare reduced our costs significantly. Because of my age and a couple of other circumstances, the...