Look to the Sky

So, did you watchsee the eclipse this past week? It was a priority for some, and they drove hours to see the total eclipse. Then, some, like me were content to watch the partial eclipse at home. With the appropriate eye protection, of course. For others. . . it was just another afternoon, and life…

Reconstruction: Introduction

We’ve all had friends who either never stepped over the line of faith to begin a relationship with Jesus or have started a relationship and then stepped back over that line and walked away from Jesus and the church.We used to say they had backslidden, but there is a new term that folks use these…

A Special Holiday

I heard a comment on the radio that intrigued me. The DJ was talking about the long weekend that was coming up and how it wasn’t just another long weekend. This was a very special long weekend because of what it represented. This is getting interesting, I thought.Then he added, “This holiday weekend is all…

The Buts of Easter

Choices were made. That is the reality of life; choices are made. Good choices, bad choices and indifferent choices, but life is determined by the choices we make. And often, we don’t understand the consequences that might come as a result of the choices we make. We are simply living in the moment without concern…

The Buts of Good Friday

Choices were made. That is the reality of life; choices are made. Good choices, bad choices and indifferent choices, but life is determined by the choices we make. And often, we don’t understand the consequences that might come as a result of the choices we make. We are simply living in the moment without concern…

Horrible Coffee

Earlier this week, I had a cup of coffee from a coffee shop I had never tried before.  When someone asked me how it was, I replied, “Horrible.” I was going to say wretched, but that seemed a little harsh. And I wondered, how could a coffee shop survive, serving such horrible coffee?  And then…

A Palm or a Cloak

Electricity filled the air as the people of Jerusalem pushed against one another to see the man that everyone was talking about. Some said he was a god, and others said he was a demon. Some claimed he performed miracles, while others proclaimed him a fraud, a charlatan, or worse. For better or for worse,…

It’s Just a Picture

It was the picture that rocked the world. Some are calling it KateGate, and others Katespiracy. It started innocently enough with a simple Mother’s Day greeting and photo of Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales, and her children. Then it was noticed that the image had been edited, nothing major, but edited, nevertheless. It seemed…

Giving to Jesus

We’ve all heard the phrase, and perhaps you even used it and that is: "Put your money where your mouth is.”  According to the Cambridge Idiom Dictionary, this means, “To show by  your actions and not just your words that you support or believe in something.” Jesus said something similar but radically different in the Gospel of Matthew.  We read Jesus’ words in…

Say What?

I was reading the news the other day, and a headline caught my eye.  It read, and I quote, “Jagmeet Singh’s NDP has sold its soul and didn’t even get 30 pieces of silver.”  Now, the story was concerning the present coalition between the federal Liberal Party and NDPs and one of the deals that…