Pondering A Pandemic

Recent weeks have seen dramatic steps being taken by countries to stem the threat of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  School closings announced, sports events canceled, travel restrictions enforced, and a barrage of messages from government and medical leaders urging all citizens to take appropriate precautions.   As the number of deaths worldwide continues to rise, no … Continue reading Pondering A Pandemic

Bold Ashes

This Wednesday, February 26, 2020, Christians will celebrate Ash Wednesday.  This solemn occasion is the traditional start of the Lenten season when Christians prepare for Easter by reflecting on their mortality, their need for a Savior, and the renewal of spiritual disciplines in their lives. I recall the Ash Wednesday during the last Presidential election … Continue reading Bold Ashes

This Thing Called Prayer

The American reality television series called American Pickers has popularized the little known past-time of “picking.”  This captivating show of exploring barns, sheds, workshops, and attics in hopes of discovering unique, collectible, and sometimes valuable items of Americana vaulted the program to the History Channel’s highest-rated show.  In my case, I don’t have to go … Continue reading This Thing Called Prayer

Blue Monday?

Feeling Blue? According to some psychological researchers, you are not alone.  January can be a  dreary, depressing, downhearted month.  More specifically, the first Monday of January is considered the most miserable day of the year. Did I just hear an Amen? Multiple factors contribute to so many of us feeling gloomy and guilty.  We have … Continue reading Blue Monday?