Good News for the Year Ahead

Good News for the Year Ahead

I recently came across an interesting article about excavations in Pompeii, the site where Mt. Vesuvius erupted nearly 2,000 years ago. The blast of heat and dust caused immediate death for thousands of people. The ash that covered them eventually provided a kind of...
He Came Anyway

He Came Anyway

As we come to Christmas 2020, we are winding down one crazy, Covid-induced year. Whatever we thought life should be like this past January, it has not happened. Mostly, it has gone down considerably. People have died. Politics have divided. The economy has been left a...
The Racecar Set

The Racecar Set

When I was still in my first decade of life, I always went to my maternal grandparent’s house for Christmas.  I still remember the smell of grandma frying bacon in the morning, then cracking some eggs to float in the bacon grease. The kitchen table was shaped like a...
Well Done

Well Done

Soon the holidays will be upon us. Thanksgiving leads to Advent, which brings us to a blessed Christmas Eve, which ushers in the high holy day of Christmas. I suspect that, even with Covid-19, it will be a time of good will and good food. There is lots to do, but any...
Choices and Consequences

Choices and Consequences

Today is election day in America. It is all we have heard about for months. It is all we will talk about today. By evening most of us will be honed-in on the election results. Today is our great day of choice. I will not, for a minute, pretend that this blog will be...
The Gratitude Jar

The Gratitude Jar

The other day someone in my household dropped some marbles in a glass dish. That sound caught me off guard. Immediately my mind was taken back many years to one of the wonderful small churches I pastored in Indiana. Each Sunday, near the altar, was a very large glass...