Hi, this is my first post. I have now entered the blogosphere . . . never to return. My hope is to use this space to communicate those things that have proven valuable to me that might just be of value to others. A guiding principle for both of our sakes, especially you the reader, will be the five Bs of preaching. I learned these years ago back stage at a high school baccalaurette. The basketball coach, a friend “encouraged” me just prior to my approach to the podium with these words: “Be Brief Brother Be Brief.” And so I will seek to be brief and to the point in my comments and brotherly in my intention.