4 The Puzzle of Childing

Do you remember TV families when you were a kid?  There seemed to be more extended ones then there are now, you know more families with several generations living under one roof.  The Waltons had their Grand Parents living with them, the Beverly Hillbillies had Granny, the Munsters had Grand Pa and the Adams family…

Staying Close

Have you heard about the family in Ontario that is appealing the water bill that was received by their late father's estate?  Apparently, when their dad passed away he left the tap running in the bathroom and it was three weeks and $586.44 worth of water down the drain before his body was found.  Three…

The Puzzle of Parenting

My oldest niece has a philosophy, actually she has many philosophies but I’m only going to share one with you today.  Her philosophy on parenting is this:  The government should put birth control in the water and people would have to pass a parenting test in order to get bottled water.Makes sense to me, we…

Abandon Ship

The Costa Concordia has been the focus of the news over the past few days.  If you’ve been hiding under a rock, the Concordia is an Italian cruise ship that ran aground in Tuscany this past weekend.  Initial reports point to human error for a tragedy that resulted in the loss of upward of three…

The Puzzle of Marriage

It is said that Socrates was asked by a young man whether or not he would recommend marriage, Socrates replied by saying “By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you will become happy; and if you get a bad one, you will become a philosopher and the world needs more philosophers.”Last week…

Unseen Blessings

I got up the other day and there was just a light dusting of snow on the ground. When I looked out the window I saw several set of tracks crossing the front lawn.  On closer examination, I realized that they were deer tracks where several deer had crossed the yard sometime through the night.  …

The Puzzle of Family

It was Tolstoy who said “All happy families resemble one another; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”Have you ever stopped to think that both the Old Testament and the New Testament start with the story of a family?  And the bible itself is a collection of family stories.  There are happy families…

Priests with Brooms

I’m not quite ready to leave Christmas yet, at least not in the Penn.  Did you read about the fight that broke out in Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity during the Christmas season? The Church of the Nativity is the church built over the site where some believe Jesus was born.  The incident made the…

Brand New Year Same Old Vision

Well here we are about 2000 years down the road from that first church.  I’m sure if Peter and John had of ever discussed the future of the Christian church that they could not have envisioned what it would be like 2000 years later. I mean 2000 years!  The Jewish religion wasn’t even 2000 years…