The Healing of a Land

With all of the bad news today, many people may look on our nation as having lost sight of its destiny, lost God’s favor, become cursed, and begun a rapid decline to a second-rate power. While we may become discouraged by our current situation, it is then that we...

Escape from War

One of the most interesting facts I’ve learned while reading the Letters of J.R.R Tolkien is that he began writing his stories while he was deployed during World War I. It was one of several similarities I found between us, for I also wrote fiction and poetry during...

The Need for Scouting

When I was growing up, I had a great love of nature, and I loved exploring and being outdoors. Scouting (Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts) was an important part of this process. Although I never made Eagle Scout, scouting taught me many lessons and left me with an enduring...

It Is Still Worth It

Like most of my fellow veterans, I watched on television in horror as the Taliban took over the country of Afghanistan, where I had deployed in 2012. The scenes were gut-wrenching, both in seeing extremists in charge of the nation and also in watching our allies die...

Laws Are Made for Man

A few days ago, I was jogging on a two-lane road, facing traffic as required by law. A car approached. There was a double line in the road at that point, though clear visibility of oncoming traffic showed that no one was approaching. I could see the woman in the car...

Children Are the Same

I’ve always been a people watcher, for it’s how we learn about others. Our recent trip to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, presented a perfect opportunity to watch people. Over a week, I sat and observed hundreds of children interact with exhibits, rides,...