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…

Damascus Road Experience

Every saint has a past, every sinner has a future.  Those words were penned over a hundred years ago by the Irish playwright Oscar Wilde but they could very well have been written about a young man named Saul who came to a pivotal point in his life where he would have to choose to…

A Millstone around my Neck

It is the stuff of nightmares, you’re unable to breathe, the pressure is closing in and your last thoughts reflect on what you wished you had done.  Regrets fill your mind, if onlys become your focus and as the darkness increases your struggles decrease until what was you has departed and what is left is…

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…

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…