Category: Faith

  • The Warning Lights Are Growing Brighter

    A recent Facebook post aimed at the under-50 demographic prompted a smile and a chuckle for its innate wisdom.  “Y’all better enjoy your 20s, 30s, and 40s.  Because in your 50s, that check engine light is gonna come on.” How true! I might add you can also expect an unwelcome guest to show up — […]

  • Forgetting God

    Boris had lost hope. All hope. Unjustly imprisoned in a filthy prison camp far from home, he had all but given up. Life wasn’t worth living anymore. Having grown up in Stalinist Russia, Boris was a dedicated Communist. He was also a Jew. He had no love for the Czar and the Christian Orthodox believers […]

  • What is Man That Thou Art Mindful of Him?

    It may come as a surprise to 21st Century Americans that the original official motto of Harvard University, first adopted in 1692, was Veritas Christo et Ecclesiae, Latin for “Truth . . . for Christ and the Church.”  In the 17th and 18th centuries, Harvard students were encouraged to have a biblical worldview and embrace […]

  • God’s Paintbrush at Work

    God’s Paintbrush at Work

    I have mixed emotions about Facebook. But one feature I do enjoy is the occasional memories that pop up. These heartwarming reminders, more often than not, spark a laugh, prompt a smile, or, more likely, a shake of the head as I wonder — has it been that long? This week’s Facebook memory is a […]

  • What’s So Good About Good Friday?

    What’s So Good About Good Friday?

    Matthew 27:45-46:  Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, la′ma sabach-tha′ni?” that is, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”   As one ponders these last words of Christ on the cross, […]

  • Woke is Broke

    I usually steer clear of too much political opining, but a recent Facebook post by a friend prompted me to ponder in writing what it means to be “woke.”  Unless you have been on Mars for the past several years, you know that the verb describing the status of sleep has morphed into an adjective […]

  • The Wings of Angels

    COVID is a curse, straight from the Pit. I know people who have had it, and I know people who have died from it.  The reflection below is a true account of an event last Fall.  What exactly happened, neither my wife nor I are completely sure. What we do know is that regardless of […]

  • Reclaiming the Wonder

    Reclaiming the Wonder

    I fear the older we get, the greater we risk growing indifferent, if not callous, to the marvels of the world around us. With the constant barrage of political news, the addiction to social media, and our hectic Western lifestyle, we Americans are easily distracted. And, as often happens, we lose our sense of awe of […]

  • The Eight Most Overlooked, Under-Appreciated, and Often Ignored Words in the Bible

    Words matter.  Words have power.  The saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” may fend off the verbal assaults of childhood bullies, but the fact remains, words can hurt.  Deeply.  Broken bones heal, while the emotional wounds of spiteful words may linger for a lifetime. Yet, words can […]

  • Navigating the January Darkness

    Navigating the January Darkness

    While there is great debate about when you take down the Christmas decorations, lights, and tree, there is almost universal agreement that once the decorations are put away, the once brightly decorated home takes on the appearance of a barren moonscape. It’s actually rather depressing. The post-holiday home seems empty, dark, and sterile. Christmas and […]