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Fullness of Joy

Fullness of Joy

Generally, media outlets focus on terrible situations. Suffering and outrage seem to sell better than reports of people helping and loving one another. The news this week included an incident in which a high school student shot and killed several of his classmates. It...

Portable Water Filters

Portable Water Filters

For decades we’ve depended on some amazing gear. We’ve been able to test numerous products while residing long-term in, or traveling short-term to, some of the world’s most challenging areas. Some of this gear has served is well for years, while other products have...

Search and Destroy

Search and Destroy

There are times when it’s healthy to stop and reflect on one’s life in a deeper way than may be usual. This week I turn sixty years old. As is true for other milestones on one’s journey, birthdays provide a great opportunity to consider what’s gone before, and what...

Brunton 7×18 Monocular

Brunton 7×18 Monocular

Civil wars and other conflicts are raging at this very moment in a number of international locations. I’ve been receiving several updates a day from individuals on the ground, close by, or monitoring these situations from many miles away. Battles, drone strikes,...

The Ancient Paths

The Ancient Paths

Yesterday, a friend shared a verse with me that really made me think. It was from Jeremiah. The Old Testament book of Jeremiah is difficult for me to read. A major focus of this book is to proclaim God’s judgement against his people for their decision to forsake him...

Digital Road Flares

Digital Road Flares

I shared in our last Saturday article the fact that my son-in-law was recently involved in a serious automobile accident. On a dark, very wet and rainy night in late October he was stopped at a red light. Without warning, a sports car slammed into the rear of the car...

A Secret Place

A Secret Place

There seems to be a growing sense of unease in the world today. Life can be complex and demanding, and many things are well outside of our personal control. In such an atmosphere it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and at times almost helpless. I’ll share but one of several...

Digital Overwatch

Digital Overwatch

You may have noticed that we missed a few posting dates lately. It’s been an incredibly busy few months, and we’ve kept up the best we could. There’s simply no shortage of global security challenges that have recently impacted the teams we advise. Political and...

Overcoming Despair

Overcoming Despair

There’s a lot going on right now. Between the Pandemic, political chaos, and rapidly-changing economic realities, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Added to this is the unspoken sense many people have that things will likely get worse before they get better. At such...

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