For me, it is a stunningly clear memory…mostly because it was so painful.
Your cultural bias DICTATES your first emotional response to a new form of leadership
2016 It seems that for now, I cannot avoid the autobiographical. I've written drafts for three or four posts but they all fail in several areas; most notably in passion. So my apologies. We recently sent my oldest to college. During our last night at home together I gave him a final "Dad talk." I … Continue reading Toward The Breach
Caveat: This is a complicated post and might be boring to some readers.... fair warning. Discouragement It can be discouraging times for a Bible-believing Christian if you look around at all. The Charleston massacre, racism, the vitriol about Bruce (Caitlyn) Jenner's issues, the decision by SCOTUS on gay marriage, the Pope and ISIS. If … Continue reading The Power of Wisdom and Grace
Prologue: Guest Writer I am writing on behalf of my Dad, Clarence Maupin. He was born in Southwestern Nebraska in 1933. He wrote out this manuscript longhand and asked me to write it up for other people. I asked him permission to put this on my website and he reluctantly agreed--he was hoping just … Continue reading Guest Writer: Clarence Maupin
Dark Days Ahead Several of my readers and students have asked me to address some of the recent social issues that are plaguing our world today. I have hesitated to put my opinions about these issues into print because of the current climate of volatile dialogue. You and I live in an era where making … Continue reading ‘Miracles and Dark Days: Review and Reflection’
I tend to avoid other people's autobiographical posts. Sometimes it can seem self-indulgent or like a form of auto-therapy. Nevertheless, I seem to keep writing them... During the last six months of my life, I have been in a season of slow grief. It's a refining time and one I've not enjoyed very much. … Continue reading Slow Grieving