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The Transfer of Power…

Yesterday, we marked the quadrennial inauguration of the President of the United States. Whether it is a second term for a sitting president or a change in leadership for the country, this ritual occurs on or about January 20th every ...

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Back to Teaching the Bible…

This week, I will have the privilege of leading the winter session of the Soul Sisters Bible study. During the Advent season, we completed a short study on the Gospels at Christmas and from the feedback we received, it was ...

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The Day Dad Cried…

I didn't grow up in a family that easily displayed their emotions. I don't ever remember my father and mother holding hands and, in fact, never even saw them display any kind of emotional closeness. Well, that is except for ...

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Staying in the Word…

Most of us make New Year's resolutions and it doesn't take long before we lose steam and forget about what we really wanted to accomplish in the new year. So this year Janet and I didn't make any New Year's ...

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Enough!

The way 2021 has started out is no better than the way that 2020 finished. In fact, in some ways it is even worse. Yesterday was a very sad day for every American. Let me be clear... I don't care ...

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A Clean Slate?

It has been a strange end to 2020. For starters, there are more Covid-19 cases after Christmas get togethers seem to have accelerated the rate of infection. Many states have extended their quarantine restrictions and New Year's Eve parties were, ...

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Into the Future with 2020 “Hindsight”…

We joke about having hindsight, but there is a saying going around that tomorrow morning, we will all have real "2020 hindsight" as one of the, if not the, worst years of our lives recedes into the past. Of course, ...

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A Time of Waiting…

We have just celebrated the birth of Jesus and it is important to know that people back at the time of Christ had high hopes and expectations for the Messiah. We don't know much about the early life of Jesus ...

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A Lifetime Engagement….

Forth-eight years ago tonight, Janet and I got engaged - on Christmas Eve, 1972. We were both young but it was clear to us that we were made to be together and we took the step of committing our lives ...

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A Gift from God…

So, I know you think that with Christmas coming this week, this post is all about the arrival of the Christ child - and we will end up there, eventually. But there is, as usual, a story coming first. Like many ...

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