Father’s Second Life

February 6, 2020, the day when I thought I would lose my father. My father, Tatay, as my siblings call him, is a diabetic for 14 years, dependent on insulin....

Bitterness Strikes Out

Not too many people can say they are friends with a Major League Baseball batting champion. But Al Oliver and I know each other well. Al is most remembered for playing...

Kia’s Amazing Journey

He’s best known by his first name…. Kia. His life is remarkable. Kia Zolgharnain was born in Iran in 1965. His family was wealthy and lived in a mansion with maids...

Will you go to Nineveh?

I am halfway through the manuscript of First Down Devotions Vol. 2 that I will submit to my publisher in about a month. Last NFL season, I spent a lot...

Bengals Chaplain Kicks COVID-19

He is a vital part of the Cincinnati Bengals, although some people might not know his name. LaMorris Crawford gives encouragement and inspiration to the team in the background and...

We All Face Challenges

This week, I started writing First Down Devotions: Inspirations from NFL’s Best Vol. 2, which is due to my publisher in June. Last professional football season, I spent time in...

Reflections on Grace

Sometimes we miss the splendor of God and what He is doing when it isn’t wrapped in the trappings we expect or want. Jesus—King of Kings, Lamb of God...

Real Deal Santa Knows True Reason for Season

Joe McGee was very close to his older brother, David. They did everything together. They hunted, fished, golfed, and even started a business together. David coached Joe’s sports teams...

The Gift

Sometimes it feels like I’m just rushing ahead to the next thing, never being really present in the present while the urgent and flashy crowds out the important that’s...

I Call Him Pastor

I was a new Christian, only saved a few weeks when I walked into my pastor’s office. I didn’t want to go, but my life was a mess and...

Business

Chick-fil-A Founder’s Daughter Reveals Mom as ‘Backbone’ of Family Dynasty

“We have never separated business from good biblical principles and practices which we believe have contributed to the success of the business,” White said.

Christians, Work, and Bad Behavior

As a 34-year employee of the Federal government, including 20 years as a manager, I saw all kinds of behavior: professional, unprofessional, and downright...

Questions To Ask Before Taking Social Security

Social Security can be an important part of your retirement income. So, before you start making decisions about your payments, you’ll want to know...

Education

Homeschooling for the Non-homeschool Family

It’s definitely business as usual within our home. We homeschool, which means I have all the sharpened pencils, paper, and saved curriculum just waiting to be printed out! Not much has changed since COVID-19 reared its ugly head into our day-to-day lives. While our life...