Living with Spiritual Maturity

My in-laws are currently here in Nicaragua for their first visit. It’s also their first visit to Latin America and to a developing country. This Sunday we took them to our church, which is a large Spanish speaking congregation here in Managua. We were a little...

Travel Light: Our Past

There are good and bad aspects of thinking about the past. On the positive side, taking a look at our past can give us direction for the future. We can look at our past successes and apply those lessons to new situations we face. We can benefit from remembering the...

Travel Light: Anger

I came to the conclusion some time ago that I will almost certainly meet my demise in a fiery wreck of some sort. I can’t tell you the number of near-catastrophic crashes I’ve experienced in my car, on my bike, or on foot. These have ranged from rabid...

Travel Light: Bitterness

Let’s be honest. Our world is EXTREMELY negative, polarized, and divisive. Every month that goes by politics, religion, and even sports divide us more and more. From even a cursory glance at social media, it seems that bitterness is the flavor of the day. I can...

Travel Light: Distractions

Part 2 of a series on removing the unnecessary and harmful from our lives.  During World War II the NAZI High Command was obsessed with U.S. General George S. Patton. Patton’s brillance and never surrender attitude had defeated the NAZI’s in North Africa,...