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Supernatural Peace

Supernatural Peace

In the 1840s a poet named Henry Wadsworth Longfellow penned a work titled, “The Rainy Day.” It’s said that he did so while recalling the death of his young wife as she suffered a miscarriage. In the first two stanzas Longfellow speaks of how dark and dreary his life...

Communications Redundancy

Communications Redundancy

Less than a week ago the multinational technology company known as Garmin was hit by a cyber attack. Several of the Garmin services remain unavailable as of 07/28/2020. This is significant for a number of reasons. Many organizations and security professionals,...

Degrees of Faith

Degrees of Faith

It’s clear from the New Testament that not everyone whom Jesus encountered had the same degree of faith. He commended some for their faith, while he rebuked others for their lack of it. Our English word faith has its roots in the Latin “fidere,” which means to trust....

See it Coming

See it Coming

Those of you who participate in combat sports, or who simply appreciate the skills of those who do, will understand the importance of studying an opponent’s technique. Whether doing so during a fight, or even better having the opportunity to study film of previous...

Staying Connected

Staying Connected

The two leaves above are from the same Mango tree. This was planted from seed some ten years ago, and is flourishing. It’s now almost twenty feet high. The only difference between these two leaves is that one was removed from the tree a few days ago while pruning, and...

Edged Weapons Defense

Edged Weapons Defense

On Sunday morning, July 5, 2020, an attack was caught on video. Two men in their seventies were riding the Number Seven train in New York City. A young man sitting across from them asked “Why aren’t you home with your kids?” He then used a knife to violently attack...

Be of Good Cheer

Be of Good Cheer

Luke 12:54-56 (NIV) records the following words of Jesus: He said to the crowd: “When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, ‘It’s going to rain,’ and it does. And when the south wind blows, you say, ‘It’s going to be hot,’ and it is. Hypocrites! You...

Goal Zero Lighthouse 400

Goal Zero Lighthouse 400

In early September 2017 Hurricane Irma was forecast to hit the east coast of Florida with wind speeds of up to 145 miles per hour. Residents hurried to board up windows and purchase emergency supplies. As part of our family’s preparations we pulled out our various...

Contrasts

Contrasts

This is the fourth day in the month of July. In the United States we celebrate this as the date in 1776 when the Continental Congress formally declared independence from England. This is remembered as the moment when Patriots living in the American Colonies chose to...

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