The obvious answer is, “It depends”

If you’ve had a chance to have a family, do meaningful work, achieve some decent personal goals, then we ought to look at the inevitable as our crowning achievement, not some unexpected, painful, terrible goodbye. If you are a child facing end of life reality, regardless of age, death doesn’t, and never will, make sense. […]

Remember, Only You Can Define What Great Is

It was a beautiful Sunday evening as jeff noel watched with a humble heart two months ago on Clearwater Beach, Florida. The man standing preached the Gospel to a congregation of 13. Compared to Billy Graham, maybe not so great. Compared to no one else on the entire beach preaching the Gospel… great! Ya with […]

Doing Something Great Can Be Defined Anyway You Want, It’s Up To You

What is it about Christmas that makes a Christian’s heart sing with Joy? What is it about midlife that stereotypically provides crisis? In both, there is anticipation. In dreaming of doing something great there can also be this paradoxical anticipation. We can hope or dread. Each of us has earned the right to be the […]


Just when you think you know it all, you can quickly be reminded what a pathetic thought that is. I was writing for an hour this morning before it hit me. One-hundred days. Remember yesterday’s post? Blah, blah, blah, right? Well, how quickly I can falter. So a few minutes ago, upon realizing, even after […]