The rules of the game

The rules of the game

One afternoon, many years ago when my daughter was only about six years old, she shyly peered around a corner at met and softly called to me, “D...

January 19th, 2017 |  


The affliction of sin

The affliction of sin

In the fifth chapter of John, Jesus meets a man who has been sick with an infirmity for a long time, and He heals him of the disease. We read, “...

January 19th, 2017 |  


I say prayers for you

I say prayers for you

Like you, I observe people when I am out-and-about. But, more than ever before, I more often than not say a prayer for many people who get my attentio...

January 19th, 2017 |  


Fishing for people

Fishing for people

Do you like to fish? I used to fish some when I was younger, but I never liked to put the worm on the hook, I wouldn’t take the fish off the hoo...

January 19th, 2017 |  


Old enough to not care

Old enough to not care

I’m old enough to know how to get out of rain. I’m old enough to not get carded when I buy my favorite cabernet. You’d think I’...

January 16th, 2017 |  


Small victories add up

Small victories add up

Welcome to 2017, fellow 2016 survivors!For me, January 1st feels more like a reset button than a date on the calendar. A time to wipe the slate clean,...

January 14th, 2017 |  


Be useful, like a ham

Be useful, like a ham

One of the things I strive to be in life, is useful, like a ham. Let me explain.Maybe you have, or had, one of those “common sense” people...

January 13th, 2017 |  


Their view

Their view

On Thanksgiving, I “crossed the river” and spent the holiday with my “Ohio relatives,” eating turkey on Second Avenue in Galli...

January 13th, 2017 |  


‘Look, the Lamb of God’

‘Look, the Lamb of God’

The Bible tells us about a man named John whose job was to tell the people about the coming Messiah: Jesus. One day, when John was standing with a gro...

January 12th, 2017 |  


Grace is not cheap

Grace is not cheap

Once, when reading the story of a burglary in a small community similar to our own, I began to think of what can happen for a person who has no sense ...

January 12th, 2017 |