Category Archives: Inspiration

Coaches, Are You Strong Enough To Say, “I Love You”? Coach Joe Ehrmann Is.

Jeffrey Marx is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist. He wrote the book, Season of Life: A Football Star, A Boy, A Journey To Manhood. It chronicles a Gilman High School football season. The coach, Joe Ehrmann, was named by Parade … Continue reading

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Stories (humorous) Growing Older (I)

A dear friend is taking care of his widowed, 88-year-old father. His father’s physical and mental health are slipping – not enough to incapacitate, but enough to noticeably affect what used to be normal. He has given me permission to … Continue reading

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God is Awake by Victor Hugo

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My Marks and Scars (John Bunyan)

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A Stirring Faith Statement From A Lutheran Pastor

I have only one confession – confession of my own real brokeness and my own real faith … And it is the true story of how I experienced this Jesus thing to be true. How the Christian faith … is … Continue reading

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Thinking About Church

I need to tell this story without identifying the friend who shared it (and who gave permission to retell it), his wife and the church. A few weeks ago, my friend and his wife traveled to a midwest state on … Continue reading

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Lincoln on success.

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