Tag Archives: fear

The Subtle Evil of Generalization

As a society we have been well educated about the evil of stereotypes related to race. Even with all the reminders, we still have issues in this area. Much less obvious are the broad generalizations we make about anyone who is opposed to our point of view. Here are a couple that I have seen […]

Vitriol or Friendship

Courage And Fear

There are only a couple of weeks left before the 2016 election season is over. Like many, I am disgusted with the process and what I am witnessing. This year is bringing out the worst in so many, many people. I started working elections as a teenager and cannot remember such an emotional, divisive campaign. […]

When am I fast?

Running man

This weekend was fantastic. The weather was cooler, the leaves are turning and I got to spend it with a pile of friends at a camp in southern Missouri. Our church family held our annual weekend away, it was very refreshing after the last few months of heavy workload and stress. The speaker for the weekend […]

It Takes a Village

Community Diversity Group Cheerful Happiness Team Concept

Many of you that know us are aware that we often have teenagers living in our home, and many more that regularly drop by the house. We have found the investment is substantial, but the rewards are really special. We view all of these as our kids even though many of them have families of […]

The Issue of Race

Football Buddies

If I have learned anything the last few years, it is that the political parties are incapable of fixing our political problems. This has been demonstrated clearly during the crisis of race relations in 2014 and continuing into this year. We have one party that claims to want to address the problem while instigating further […]

Critical Mass

avalanche in Himalaya

Gatherings of people based on a special interest are common, gathering to discuss, debate and learn from each other. Industries, political parties, social causes, wealth, are just a few commonalities that bring people together. While we see these groups everywhere, starting one can be very challenging. Sure, there are groups that form quickly around an […]