Quick Stats: Aliases: Daniel Hopkins, Dan, Dad, Guppy, Grandpa, "Doc" Hopkins, Brother, Friend, & Brother-in-Christ.Born June 4th, 1946 to Raymond Richard Hopkins and Doris Louise Thompson in St. Paul, Minnesota. Favorite Smells: Pecan pie, gun smoke from a freshly fired black powder long rifle, rainfall, and grilled fish.Careers: Owner of “Doc” Hopkins Longrifles; sales and [...]Continue reading "A Heart of 10,000 Lakes: Remembering the Legacy of Daniel Hopkins"
Americans love their icons of the American dream. After perusing angry Facebook responses to removing the Cream of Wheat logo, I felt compelled to respond.Continue reading "Go Ahead and Change that Cream of Wheat Logo"
We are lingering in this Saturday world, that space between the victory of Jesus and His eventual return. How do we make it to Sunday in one piece?Continue reading "Waiting for Sunday in this Saturday World"
We are all experiencing some kind of pain during this pandemic. But what is the proper way to respond? The Bible offers a foundation for working through grief and anxiety. Let's talk about lament.Continue reading "It’s Okay to Lament the Pain in the Pandemic"
Inspired by my wife's joy and strength in the midst of a pandemic, this poem captures the beauty she shares with others.Continue reading "She Creates Beautiful Things"
To my students: school is going to look very different for you the rest of the year. But for the love of learning, your work still matters!Continue reading "For the Love of Learning: A Letter of Encouragement to my Students"
With the spread of Coronavirus and shifting stock markets, the world is wading in uncertainties. Though it is scary, there is an anchor we can hold onto.Continue reading "Viral Uncertainty: Staying Anchored during Coronavirus and Social Isolation"