Thank the Lord that we live in an age when we can still hear firsthand memories from the people who suffered through the horrors of Hitler’s regime. Thank God for technology that has been preserving those memories for generations to come. It was real. It happened. Human beings committed atrocities on other humans beyond our … Continue reading Our Dark Human Heart
In an age of rising fascination with the supernatural, the sweet little Christmas narrative is an in-your-face supernatural saga of epic proportions. While there are dark elements that lurk in the shadows of the nativity story, it is ultimately one of light, life, and hope. No blog post can do justice to this topic, even … Continue reading The Improbable Incarnation
My Twitter profile begins with “Follower of Yeshua.” Some people may wonder why I use that name, rather than the more commonly used Jesus. After all, the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and said to her: “And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.” … Continue reading What's In A Name?
On a recent visit to a lovely urban park, filled with dozens of bronze statues, I saw this artificial creek, used as a setting for one of the art pieces. Varying sizes of rocks are placed to show the meandering pattern of a stream. It ended in an area of lush grass that I, unfortunately … Continue reading Dry Creek Beds
Earlier this week, I tweeted how my morning prayer starts. Before I’ve said a word aloud, before I begin my first routines, before my head rises from the pillow, I start my prayer with, “Before my feet hit the floor…” I want my first thoughts in the morning to be directed to the Lord. This … Continue reading Off to a Good Start
Someone hung up white sheets at several locations in my community. Each one was spray painted with the same message: “God is Real.” I saw three of them, but there could have been more. Those just happened to be on the roads I frequently use. The one on a church playground fence seemed logical enough, … Continue reading Three Sheets in the Wind
Most of the blooms on my Althea shrubs are now high above my head, fewer within reach. When I look up at them, it's like looking up at stars in the daytime. For some reason, a line from a poem came to mind that our class had to memorize in junior high. It's from a … Continue reading Like the Stars