Threshold Stories

April 25, 2023

On a Roll?

We hit grooves in our lifecycle where we get good and efficient and are proud of whom we have become.  My wife gets it when preparing for a party we will host.  I sometimes get it when I am cutting firewood.  My youngest gets it when he is sharing with others. Yet, more often than not, we are not on a roll.  We are in a routine that mirrors whatever we have historical done.  We haven't gotten better in our own eyes.  We are mediocre. 
March 29, 2023

Threshold 121 – The Power of Persevering

Jeff Gaura interviews five athletes about moments when they have had to persevere.
March 27, 2023

From Centurion to Christian, Chapter 1

The redness of the winter sunrise was now greeting the warmer air coming off the Mediterranean Sea to the West.  Caleb created an open-air semi-circle that served as a Roman court, and it sat on the edge of the sea, a short walk south of the port operations center.  Everyone arrested by Roman soldiers during the last week now stood in the cold and waited at one of two entrances to the semi-circle.  Each arrestee knew that there were only two outcomes of any Roman court in an outpost more than a few days from the heart of the empire; there was no second trial or second day of trial.  On this day, everyone would either be found innocent or guilty; and for many of the fifty, guilty would mean the death sentence.
February 1, 2023

February as an Author

Fictional story writing is anything but real, but my mind tells me the characters are.  I think about them when I am riding my bike for three hours.  Romeo and Juliet didn't exist, yet we all seem to know their story, don't we?
January 20, 2023

Threshold 118 – Addiction, Episode 1 Kacey Keever

Kacey Keever discussed his struggles with drug, alcohol and sexual addiction to get him to where he is today.
January 5, 2023

Irrevocable Impact

Mr. and Mrs. Elliot Jaffe made an irrevocable impact on me. I spent less than four hours meeting and talking with […]
December 24, 2022

Threshold 117 – Like. Follow. Share.

Did Jesus approach the issues of the human race with Like, Follow, and Share types of thinking?
December 11, 2022

Come. Follow Me.

When you “follow” someone on social media, what exactly are you following? Do they have an image or song you admire, or is there some innate jealousy driving your “like” button touches? Is there some “that looks cool. I would like to do that, too,” inherent in your reaction? It is not a superficial activity to ask those questions. Here is what you should be doing.
November 30, 2022

Threshold 116 – 2022 Nepal Trek and Village Visit

Nepal never under-delivers. It always exceeds expectations.