Two Funerals And A Look At The Lessons Learned

Two Funerals And A Look At The Lessons Learned

I recently attended two funerals in 8 days. The back to back funerals couldn’t have been more different. The first was for an 87 year-old aunt who lived a full life and was adored by her family. She never missed a family gathering and had an adventurous spirit right...
Virtues: Putting On The Clothing Of Jesus

Virtues: Putting On The Clothing Of Jesus

I know I’m not the first person to stand in my closet wondering what to wear. Some days it is easy and I have an outfit on in no time. Other days I seem to move from one piece of clothing to another with nothing quite satisfying the event, my mood, or my physical...
Trusting God In The Fog Of Uncertainty

Trusting God In The Fog Of Uncertainty

Following God sometimes fells like walking in the fog. I don’t really have any sense of where I am going. To make matters worse, I can’t see anything to give me any objective means of determining which direction I should be moving.   What I’ve learned is that in...
4 Ideas That Will Make You Appreciate Christmas More

4 Ideas That Will Make You Appreciate Christmas More

I grew up in a fairly large extended family. My grandparents had five children and twenty grandchildren. Christmas was always a fun celebration with lots of aunts, uncles, cousins, and of course, my grandparents. Laughter, excitement and joy filled the day and spilled...
No Religion – Really The Best Of All Possible Worlds?

No Religion – Really The Best Of All Possible Worlds?

We don’t have to look very far to see the devastating effects extreme religion and “holy wars” have had on the world. ISIS and Al-Qaeda are only the most recent examples of wars launched in the name of religious beliefs.   John Adams briefly contemplated a world...
The Truth About Prayers: An Attractive Aroma

The Truth About Prayers: An Attractive Aroma

Prayers are deathless. They outlive the lives of those who uttered them.1   In a time when so many are falling away from the Christian faith, all four of my parents’ children are believers. Each of us has a strong, active, and confident faith.   Who in my...