Thanksgiving!

As this American holiday sees people traversing the country, and families gathering in many settings, just wanted to express my prayerful gratitude for all of you.  Family and friends are among the choicest of gifts in this life.  May you enjoy these relationships in the days ahead.  May our gatherings Read more…

Marriage and Family

After “missing a step” on the stairs, and falling down the rest this morning, I’m now “wide awake”!  (I’ll be a little sore, but I’m fine.)  Such missteps do have consequences.  One such “misstep” of present day society is the topic of a newly released Pew survey regarding marriage.  According Read more…

Core of Life

For nearly sixteen years, my brother and I have owned some forested property in Southern Indiana.  This part of the country is known for its beautiful hardwoods, such as White and Red Oak, Maple, Walnut, Cherry, Tulip Poplar, Ash, etc.  We have had many years of enjoying a day off Read more…

Holy Families

When I was a kid growing up, I loved visiting my grandparents homes, both Grandma & Grandpa Etienne, and Grandma & Grandpa Voges.  The Etienne’s were a small family.  Dad had only one sister growing up, having lost a sister at a young age.  The Voges’ on the other hand Read more…