By the Skin of my Teeth

His name was Job but I wonder if his friends called him Murphy, because it seemed that anything that could go wrong for him, did go wrong for him. He was kind of like the guy who said, “If it wasn’t for bad luck, I wouldn’t have any luck at all.” You might recall the…

But I read it Online. . .

Have you noticed that more and more people are referencing the internet as a reputable source? People will actually argue with you stating: “But I read it on this website or on that blog.”  It doesn’t matter if they are speaking about COVID, the US Constitution or theology, they are convinced, if they read it on…

Say What? Turn the Other Cheek

A Fisherman’s Tale: CHAPTER 28 The days had flown since we returned from Nazareth. Some days I fished and other days I spent with Jesus and the others.  Our days with Jesus soon fell into a comfortable routine.   He’d come by the house and we’d chat for a while and then we would wander through…

Tsunami of Grief

The other day, I was speaking to a friend who’s mother-in-law had recently passed away, and Eric was telling me how difficult the loss had been for his wife and family. Their story is a familiar one, and it has been told and retold over the past four months.  Families unable to be with loved ones…

Say What? Cast the First Stone

So this was how it would end.  Public humiliation and possibly a public death for a private act. An act that had never been intended to be shared with others and certainly not made public.  It had all started out innocently enough, a shared glance, an innocent touching of hands, a long conversation and it…

Resentment Epidemic

“The West Has a Resentment Epidemic”, was the title of an article I stumbled upon the other day. I was intrigued. The premise of the article was an entire segment of society in the USA and the UK has been left behind after the countries recovered from the 2008 recession. The writer felt that the…

Say What? The Apple of My Eye

You are the apple of my eye!  Have you ever heard that expression?  Probably not recently in common usage, but maybe in an old movie or a historical novel.  There was actually a song that made the charts by that name in 1956.  It was sung by Frankie Valli and the Four Lovers.  The group…

Silence is Golden. . . But

The other day while driving in the Super Store parking lot, a couple stepped out in front of me and then walked down the centre of my lane, right in front of me.  They’re just strolling along, completely oblivious to the car right behind them, appropriately socially distanced of course. I’m thinking: don’t they even hear…

Say What? My Brother’s Keeper

It started out as a case of sibling rivalry and ended up as a case of murder.  It’s a familiar story from the Old Testament, but not one that we think about very often.  It involved the sons of Adam and Eve.  And I know that we can get caught up in a lot of…

Change

Nobody likes change. Well actually, some people thrive on change, but most people don't. Robert Kriegel wrote, “Nobody likes change, except busy cashiers and babies with wet diapers” and he was mostly right. We like the routine and we like the familiar, but the reality is that change in life is inevitable. Cornerstone is in…