The trail behind me is littered with failure. We’ll see about the trail before me.
Author Archives: Phil Christensen
Worship Leading – good? Not so good? Do we want to go back to something else, and if so, how far back? This week my wife tagged me on what has to be one of the most awkward worship videos … Continue reading
Late Summer Kitchen Garden It’s September. This morning there was a coolness in the air presaging a pleasant Fall. I can wait for the crisp snap of the Autumn morning. I’ve come to learn the importance of enjoying the … Continue reading
Monuments And Those Who Are Triggered This may surprise some of the people who know me. With respect to monuments, I don’t have a dog in the fight. So here is my take on the confederate monument controversy. The existence … Continue reading
I venture out into the early morning stillness. The fog lifts with the rising sun. I pick my way carefully over the lawn, it’s blades still wet. I am here to prune, to pick, to breathe. The Victorians called it “taking … Continue reading
Immigration is a hot button issue to be sure. Some believe, (myself among them) that perhaps it’s time to align our immigration policy closer to that which other nations employ.
Not Cool. This picture raises more questions than it answers. Are these immigrants or native born Americans? Tourists? Members of the same family? Without further information, all we are left with are presumptions. But presumptions informed by experience. This appears … Continue reading
Healthcare: Time to get serious. The Commissars of the Federal Government are not serious about providing healthcare. They are on the other hand, serious about controlling the health insurance industry. The difference is important and should come as no surprise … Continue reading
Voluntarily giving up power is such a rarity, we name cities after those who do. Such men make independence and liberty possible. Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus (519 – 43o BC) was a Roman Senator who wanted to retire from public life. … Continue reading
Division of Labor. I enjoy car trips with my wife. To be candid, she’s good company. Now, do I wish she would take the wheel once in a while? Of course, I do. But for the last 30 years, the … Continue reading
Cadet Summer Training, the annual capstone event for the Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (ROTC) is the largest training event on the U.S. Army’s calendar. This year, over 5,000 Millennials will descend on Fort Knox, straining the logistical limits of the … Continue reading