Gaming with Grandkids

Playing basketball on the new XBox! Two decades ago, I enjoyed a variety of games. But when I retired from the military in 2011, I also left behind the gaming to dedicate my time to college and seminary. After thirteen years of study and earning two master’s...

Macks and Mackalls

I am no fashion critic, but I do like quality gear. And while there are many labels out there promoting belts and shoes for men, let me share my opinion of two companies that produce exceptional gear: Mack Belts and Go Ruck. First is Mack Belts. Just everyone else, I...

Terrorism in Ukraine

The aerial attack conducted by Russia on December 29th is being reported by many news agencies as hitting “Ukrainian targets.” These “targets” were shopping centers, apartment buildings, multiple schools, and a medical facility. The attack occurred at 6:30 p.m. in...

Tea and Kyiv

My bride knows me very well! The tea set was my Christmas gift this year as I have grown in appreciating a hot cup of Earl Grey with a slice of lemon. She began looking for a tea set while we were in Poland and went through many webpages looking for the perfect set. A...

Chaos on Christmas

The surprise on my grandson’s face when he unwrapped the book Masters of Chaos on Christmas was priceless! My daughter asked earlier this year if I thought my grandson would be able to comprehend Linda Robinson’s book about Special Forces. While it could be...

Return Trip to Ukraine

My wife and I recently concluded a second trip to Ukraine teaching lessons that focus on combat traumatic stress and discipleship. The sessions are offered through the Institute of Leadership, Management, and Coaching at the Ukrainian Baptist Theological Seminary in...

Ukrainian Borsch is a Must!

I could not resist trying Ukrainian Borsch while in Lviv recently. I have heard about borsch but never had it as I do not care for beets, so the was some hesitation to stick with a meal that I was more familiar with like chicken and potatoes. But I was in Lviv and...

My Time in Lviv

A couple reflections about my recent visit to Ukraine.  Although I arrived in Lviv to lead discussions on combat traumatic stress and discipleship at the Ukrainian Baptist Theological Seminary Institute for Leadership Management and Coaching, I was personally...