More than “blessed”

What does makarios mean anyway? And, where did I find such a word? It was in the middle of a fascinating chapter on language in E. Richard Randolph and Brandon J. O’Brien’s book, Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible. The chapter proposed that though the language of the … [Read more…]

It’s Craig Groeschel’s fault

Truth be told, I likely would not be blogging again if it weren’t for a swift kick in the pants delivered by Craig Groeschel at this year’s Global Leadership Summit. Groeschel spoke on the topic of expanding leadership capacity in the last session of the two-day summit. A word of introduction to those who don’t know … [Read more…]

A mother’s goodbye

  She wore a red shirt that declared she was the proud mother of a Marine. With two smaller children in tow and a husband walking alongside, she trailed a step or two behind a young, muscular man. He might have been over 20, but probably not. He walked to the security checkpoint to present … [Read more…]

An act of devotion

They slowly followed the young man to the table. He walked well, but slowly. She walked slowly, but not as well with a slight tilt to her head and an arm in a permanent bend. He smiled at them, handed them menus and helped them settle in — both of them on the same side … [Read more…]