On the Deck. . .

. . . behind his home, the man sat with his father. They looked out over the ponds and into the woods beyond. They talked of many things. “I’ve been thinking about your celebration dinner,” said the man. “So have I. Here’s the seating chart.” The man’s Father pulled out his phone, and showed the … More On the Deck. . .

Christian Faith in Peril; Some Stand Up for Jesus

It was sometime in the mid-1980s, I drove down the the Bay Area for some weekend shifts at an ambulance company. I worked the psych ambulance, handling psychiatric patients. There was a man I transported that seemed genuine in his desires to know more about Jesus. Off duty, I visited him at the psychiatric facility … More Christian Faith in Peril; Some Stand Up for Jesus

Honor Mom

Honoring parents is so much more that obedience. While that may be a part of honor, it is not all. To honor a person is to respect him or her. It is also to remember, and to hold dear. Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that … More Honor Mom

A Yearning for Eden

Yesterday and the day before, by mid-afternoon, a brilliant sun pierced the clouds that had hovered over our heads here in Georgia. Similarly, the sun broke through what might be my clouded thinking. I’d been thinking, and wrote, about renewal, a refreshing wind of the Spirit that blows upon us now and then. I’d not … More A Yearning for Eden

Jonah and the Whale

If you grew up going to church, most likely you had some children’s classes. You probably heard about Moses parting the Red Sea, Daniel in the Lion’s Den, Samson and Delilah, and Jonah and the Whale. There are probably different versions of the children’s stories, but I tend to think mostly we all got something … More Jonah and the Whale