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More Than A Spare

Drive long enough on four good tires and you’ll eventually have a flat. It’s expected, that’s why we all have a spare tire in our trunk or under our car. I remember when my wife and I were first married. Our love was big, our money was small, and our […]

More Than Skating By

Last night, my son got his first skateboard. He wanted a “penny board”. On the way to the store, he told me a lot about skateboards, skaters, and skating. I watched him in the rear view mirror on the way home and then to the skatepark. He held that board […]

“How I Am Overcoming Depression”

Sincerity. It means free from pretense or deceit. It comes from Latin “sine” without and “cera” wax. Without wax. Ancient marble sculptures that didn’t have wax in the imperfections and cracks were stamped “sine cera” denoting they were true and perfect marble, even with their faults. When we are vulnerable […]

Forgiven

Writing in the sand can be relaxing. I’m not the best artist, so it’s a good thing God erases it and gives a blank canvas to try again. As I walked along the beach this morning I thought about the two times Jesus stooped down to write in the sand. […]

Family Moments

Outside of Jesus, I’d say family is the most important relationship I have. To date, we’ve had an incredible 20 years of marriage, 16 years of parenting, hundreds of memories, and one blessed family. The beach really isn’t about the beach. The lake really isn’t about the lake. Camping really […]

“Bedrock Beach Building”

A new condominium is on the way up at the beach. A souvenir store stood in its place last year. As I watched some construction take place on it today, I thought, “I wonder how high it will be? I wonder how deep is the foundation?” You see, how high […]

“Unexpected Birds of Prey” Seagulls are everywhere at the beach…everywhere’s there’s someone with a bag of chips or a ham sandwich that is. Throw one Cheeto and you’ll attract a dozen birds. They lie in wait (or fly in wait) hoping for anything. They are somewhat birds of opportunity, maybe […]

Bedrock Beach Building

A new condominium is on the way up at the beach. A souvenir store stood in its place last year. As I watched some construction take place on it today, I thought, “I wonder how high it will be? I wonder how deep is the foundation?” You see, how high […]

Lifeguards on Duty

Walking along the public beach in the morning is absolutely beautiful! But among this evident beauty can be hidden danger. About every 100 yards there is a lifeguard stand. The stand is a symbol and a platform for rescuing, but the structure itself can save no one. It gives the […]

Repair Beyond Broken

Beach Devotion #1 While running at the beach this morning, I saw this pile of broken and discarded beach chairs and tents. Behind the fence was an even greater pile. The hopeful handyman in me stopped to see which ones were salvageable. Some would be easily repaired with a new […]