Step out With Abraham

When Michelangelo was 72 years old he started work on the monumental dome of St. Peter’s Basilica.  When Galileo was 74 he published his dialogue concerning two new sciences.  When Stradivarius was in his early 90s he fashioned two of his most famous violins.  When P.T Barnum was 71 he joined James Bailey to form…

Choices

I took an active part in democracy last week. Not only did I vote, but I also worked on Election Day as a supervisory deputy returning officer. Which isn't nearly as important as it sounds.Through the day, as I made sure things were running smoothly, and that the voters were being served, I was able…

The Story of Cornerstone

August 1, 1994. January 8, 1995.  April 9, 1995, November 27, 2005 and October 18, 2020.  On each of those days, a new chapter in the story of Cornerstone began.On August 1, 1994, Angela and I and our two children moved to Bedford to begin the story of a church, that up to that point had only…

Count Your Blessings

So, do you have plans for Thanksgiving?  Perhaps travelling to be with family or having family travel to be with you.  Regardless of your plans, health authorities are cautioning us to be careful this year.  We are told that we should limit the size of family gatherings, and of course we need to maintain the sanctity of the…

A pet person

I recently read that a few years ago the Russian parliament passed a bill making it specifically illegal for people to eat their pets. Now if you stop and think this one through, you’d realize that the only reason that this legislation would have happened was this had to have been a problem.  I mean if…

Wholesome speech

We are told that we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover and I was guilty of doing just that.  Last week I saw an older man, by older I mean older than me, and he was well groomed and well dressed.  I immediately thought of him as a gentleman but then he opened his…