celtic straits

stories from life's pilgrimage

The Zest of Life: Are we really living?

How alive are you? Tomorrow I have the privilege of doing a memorial service for one of my closest friends. Although I know he is in heaven, his death has … Continue reading

September 6, 2014 · 4 Comments

Walls (from Israel)

Tel Aviv, Israel, July 27, 2014. I have words but I have no answers. Honestly, I distrust both political voices and political correctness. I am not trying to make a … Continue reading

July 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Gift of Friends

  I was teaching recently on friendship from Philippians 2. It struck me that part of our problem in reading the Biblical accounts of relationships is that we struggle to … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Best Life Lesson from the Super Bowl.

Helen sat down next to me in the front of the bus after the game. Her old-school, faded Denver jersey carried the number 44, and the name “LITTLE” on the … Continue reading

February 6, 2014 · 2 Comments

There Have Been Some Changes in the NFL Super Bowl Over 48 Years

I was carried into my first Broncos game. My father was part of a group of business leaders who helped start the team. He was involved from the start, long … Continue reading

February 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Average Fan at Super Bowl 48

There is nothing special about me. And yet, I’m sitting at the Denver airport, watching the snow removal plows out the window, waiting to fly to New York for the … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · 6 Comments

Less than Great Expectations

Phil Robertson and Duck Dynasty are on the news everywhere. Lost in all of this “free speech/free life/free faith” debate is another issue. I wonder if a core struggle isn’t, … Continue reading

December 24, 2013 · 10 Comments

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