How I got to know the man I never met

I had never met Danny Abbott. But then my friend Charles Robinson, author of The silent Voice of Creation, invited me to watch him perform a ceremonial dance of healing at a traditional Native American memorial for Danny. The ceremony was conducted on a beautiful day atop Vail Pass. Breathtaking vistas and a lush carpet of wild flowers stretched in …

Screaming corks and flying rodents

Thanks to the generosity of my friend Gary Wilber who runs Troy Christian Schools, one of the finest Christian educational institution I have seen, I just finished a week of R and R at Norris Lake in Eastern Tennessee. This place was a taste of heaven. For seven days I watched five grandchildren in life jackets bob like screaming corks …

I can fly

In 1984 I learned to fly. It was a way to bring my family to my speaking engagements without having to buy expensive airline tickets for each person. It soon became much more than that. I am addicted. There is nothing on earth as exhilarating as viewing it from above. My trip to Cedar Falls Iowa this week was resplendent …

Interview vs Conversation

MOST of the time, this is not my favorite use of time. Today I spent several hours on the phone and enjoyed it! AND I discovered why. I dislike interviews because so many are simply a list of questions. The interviewer asks a question and no matter what my response, without comment or reaction the interviewer goes on to the …

Who stole spring?

For the last week it has been close to freezing or below in Tennessee. The trees had just started to show there new spring fashion when the cold hit. The coldest temperatures on record. The morning after the deep freeze, the beautiful green that had replaced the gray of winter was gone. Everything was brown again. It was devastating to …