Category: Redemption

Avoiding Highway D

Having grown up in northern Illinois, I have a permanent memory of certain highway route numbers and the roads they pertain to: Rt. 68, Dundee Road; Rt. 83, Elmhurst Road; Rt. 21 Milwaukee Road, and so on. In Wisconsin they seem to have a partially different system, which is based largely on letters rather than […]

How to Apologize

I’ve commented before, (see “I’m Sorry”), about the poor apologies we see in public, where the perpetrator essentially says, “I regret if others may have taken offense at what I was construed as having said.” Or some other mangled nonsense that absolves them (or us) of actual responsibility. Giving a direct, clear apology at times […]

Glory and Ruin.

I remember coming home from college on a 1972 weekend to find my mom standing at the ironing board riveted to the Watergate scandal hearings on TV. To those of us “of a certain age” the cast of characters lingers in our memories as if they are carved on a stone wall: H. R. Haldeman, […]

“Not a Whole Lot’s Gonna Stand in My Way.”

Guest post from Jim Hughes of Peregrine Ministries in Charlotte, NC I live in NASCAR country and have heard many times of the success and fan enthusiasm surrounding the organization named Hendrick Motorsports. It’s the most winning organization in NASCAR. After watching this video, Richie Parker: Drive, my ideas of what might make an organization […]

“Tucker’s Heart Has Stopped Beating.”

I’m a slightly different person today than I was yesterday. I don’t want to over state it, but it’s true. This morning I experienced another level of the redemptive side of grief than I had before. I say that with the recognition that my siblings and I have lost our mother and father in the […]

Dangerous Play

“What did ‘play’ mean for you as a boy? What does it look like now?” Those were the deceptively profound, seemingly innocent, questions posed to me, and a group of men, at a Brotherhood Adventure last week in the Poudre River Canyon, west of Fort Collins, CO. By the end of the conversation I thought, […]