At some point in your life, if you have not already, you will experience a crisis that will cause you to fear as you have never feared, you will feel that people all around you are out to get you, you will wonder not just when, but if there will be any relief, and you […]

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Every once in a while you go through a period of time when you are afraid to ask what might happen next because of how much bad news you have received. Not that long ago, it seemed like members of the congregation were passing away at an unprecedented rate. The heartache and sorrow this brings […]

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A few years ago I remember talking to Gavin McGilvray while he served in the Marine Corps in southern California. The challenges of the service did not bother him; that was why he enlisted. Future deployment overseas during a war was not on his mind either. Instead, our conversation centered on how far removed he was […]

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