Good Company

The Bible speaks to those that we keep close to us. The company we keep. In essence, it tells us to only keep good company. Those to whom we are closest must have good character. How does this relate to life? Trials I think of this when trials arise. Sometimes we don’t even know we’re […]

Naivety in the “Information Age”

The world is now experiencing what I call “Naivety in the ‘Information Age’”. Our computers have memory capacities measured in the tens of billions or trillions of bits of information. Storage capacities are even larger and CPU speeds are unimaginable! With the right software, we can access all of that information in a matter of seconds. Despite the […]

ACA – Evolution of American Economics & Insurance

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) affirmed the individual mandate of the ACA (Affordable Care Act – “Obamacare“) as constitutional. This based on the assumption that the “penalty” was actually a “tax” as described in the law. I am not going to discuss the merits or “problems” with this ruling, rather I would […]

External factors affecting educational performance

Introduction Student achievement or academic performance in public schools in the United States is a topic that has become a hot topic socially, politically and also economically because it is one of the issues that affects not only our young people today, but also our society as a whole for future generations. This issue has […]

Favorite Bible passage?

A friend asked me the other day if I had a favorite Bible verse and if so, which one. I really don’t have a favorite passage. However, several verses guided me through periods of my life. As I think about it, I am reminded of the importance of these verses. 2 Timothy 4: 7-8: I have fought […]

Eagle Scout Challenge

The foremost responsibility of an Eagle Scout is to live with honor. To an Eagle Scout, honor is the foundation of all character. He knows that “A Scout is trustworthy” is the very first point of the Scout Law for a good reason. An Eagle Scout lives honorably, not only because honor is important to […]

Learning to be content

One of the lessons that we’ve been learning together as a family over the past five years is how to be content with what we’ve been given and be thankful for God’s great gifts. When we learn to be content and happy and truly give thanks for the gifts, his blessings will more freely flow […]

Vacation Testimony

It has taken me a few weeks to get around to writing down our vacation testimony. However, it is an important story to tell. On our most recent trip to New Hampshire, we learned a very important lesson about God’s wondrous power in our lives, the blessings of great friends, and the importance of being […]

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