Walking along in an open-market is one of the keen ways you can find deals, rummage through the variety of wares the pedlars have brought, and generally ‘get out’ and mingle with people. One of the core things I dislike about them is the pushy, chanting ‘pressure’ from some of the pedlars themselves… taunting you […]

I ride a bicycle back-n-forth to work… have done it daily since 2001… missing some days, but typically covering some 4,500 miles a year. As I ride that bike lane each day, each way, I encounter many obstacles. No… nothing large at all… nothing all that ‘lane blocking’… just… tire-flattening obstacles! As I snap along […]

Sure, we’re usually advised to pay attention, focus, and not be distracted when we’re on a path, whether we are driving, cycling, or jogging. Practically, we do need to focus and minimize distractions, sure. Today’s devotional, however, is going to encourage you to actually be distracted by the Lord’s path, the Lord’s plan of your […]

How I view things is quite different than most people. Not at all because I am special, mostly because I am taller than most people. I can see over cubical walls without getting on my tip-toes; I can change ceiling lights without a ladder; I can even sit in the back of an auditorium and […]

What? Bearings as in Ball Bearings? No, those are rarely worn, if ever. But Bearings as in ‘directions’, or ‘route’, even a ‘destination point’… those bearings. Now, wearing them may seem odd, but you know me… I’m aiming to show you not only why, but how. Today’s devotional is actually close to the Wandering You one in-that […]

Personally, I find it so much easier to do things alone. Not all things surely, but certain things like; errand running, project work (yard work, construction, cooking, etc), even just simple down time. Not at all that I favor doing things alone, but coordinating efforts with someone else can add more stress, more uncertainty, and […]

Destruction, calamity, brokenness, failure, mourning… these ‘bad things’ actually have great qualities for our lives. No, I am not declaring that we should seek them out, strive to obtain them, ensure we experience at least one of these each week. But, when you do review the last 3+ months of your life, you’ll find these […]

No, today’s devotional is not about train safety, or rail-yard protocol. Too very often, my spirit, my trust in the Lord, my peace and hope in Him… are derailed by giving too much attention to temporal things; be it financial woes, family concerns, or even the never tiring political & social struggles. I just end […]