A Country Bumpkin Goes to the Big City

My first job after college was in a large Midwestern, metropolitan area. When I changed jobs and moved back to Indiana, I immediately recognized three differences: (1) less traffic, (2) a slower pace of living, and (3) that people would look you in the eye and say “hello.” This last quality was the most surprising.Continue reading “A Country Bumpkin Goes to the Big City”

Where Is God?

Have you ever wondered, “Where is God right now when I need Him?” Perhaps you: Lost a job. Had a child who died or developed a chronic illness. Had your marriage end in divorce after your spouse had an affair. Have an addiction, and you can’t break it. Pray and do everything you’re supposed toContinue reading “Where Is God?”

How to Live an Extraordinary Life

I like inspirational movies. One of my favorites is The Natural (Tristar Pictures, 1984), starring Robert Redford, Glenn Close, and Robert Duvall. A famous line in the movie comes when Redford’s character, Roy Hobbs, shares his dream and motivation in life. After expressing regret that he could have been the best in baseball, he explains whyContinue reading “How to Live an Extraordinary Life”