• Preaching and Art

    Like sculpting, painting or woodworking, preaching is an art.  And for as many years as I have engaged in this craft, and as much as it feeds me, there are things about it that simply do not get any easier.  Like the expectation that the finished product will be inspiring...

  • The Way to Travel

    The suitcase is on the bed and has been for weeks. I’m traveling again, which means I have to pack. Therein lies the problem. For as much as I have trekked this wonderful world of ours, I have yet to figure it out. How to pack that is. Which means...

  • The Front Porch

    It only took a full three-day weekend of research, cogitating and trial and error word-pairing to settle on it—a blog name, that is. While some readers may think it inconsequential, I submit that the naming of something is a perilous undertaking. At times, even presumptuous. Perhaps you’ve ruminated, like me,...

  • It’s Time!

    It’s Time! The easy thing to do is play it safe, but easy is not always right. And at the end of the day, integrity carries more weight than comfort. At least for me. Most preachers I know are off the Richter scale in the people-pleasing department. I know because...