Life of Ministry

You Just Never Know

This Veterans Day, BENCHMARK wants to thank all those who serve in the Military, and especially Lieutenant Junior Grade Hollis E. Johnson, USNR, for his service and for sharing his perspective with us, summarized in the following post: It was August 1958, 02:40 at a latitude below the southernmost tip of Africa with no horizon in sight. The [...]

By |November 8th, 2019|0 Comments

Still in Tension

Twenty years ago, just after daylight on a pleasant October morning, I stepped off with great anticipation and 72 miles ahead of me.  My wife and 9-month old son drove away.  The goal was to backpack the Sheltowee Trace from Pickett State Park, TN to Cumberland Falls State Park, KY in 3 days. A few kind people sponsored that hike [...]

By |November 6th, 2014|2 Comments

Take a Hike – Serve a Soldier

The ALS ice bucket challenge has been amazing to watch and in most cases…fun.  I hope that all those dollars will be so very beneficial to find a cure.  But I wonder if part of the benefit to those individuals and families enduring ALS is that we are paying attention for just a little while and sharing their life even [...]

By |August 27th, 2014|0 Comments