A Prayer From Paris

My favorite city in the world is Paris – always has been and always will be. So it’s been painful to watch the events of the last few days and the attack on that beautiful city. The terrorist attacks didn’t occur in some remote and unknown place but in a location I’m familiar with. The … [Read more…]

Two Paths

According to Psalm 1, people in this world are on one of two possible paths: the way of the righteous or the way of the wicked. It’s unpopular in today’s culture to say that some people are wicked. In this case, the wicked are simply those who are not on the path of righteousness. The … [Read more…]

When God Seems Hidden

He found himself in prison due to unfair accusations. He had done nothing wrong. In fact, he had acted with great moral character. But there he was, jailed, with no hope of release. Joseph would spend more than two years in that Egyptian prison. It seemed as if he was forgotten by everyone and especially … [Read more…]

I Go To The Rock!

About once a year, when we lived in Azerbaijan, we would take the kids out to the Mud Volcanoes. The Mud Volcanoes are not really lava-flowing volcanoes. They are shaped like small cones and exude muck-like substances forming something more like large mud puddles. It was incredibly fun to go out and play in them … [Read more…]

Just Be You

With an IQ higher than Albert Einstein, eight-year-old Jacob Barnett started attending Indiana University. He is studying advanced astrophysics and working on expanding the theory of relativity. Jacob isn’t the only youngster to show off his genius. At 13, Sufiah Yusof from Malaysia was accepted at Oxford in mathematics. Kathleen Holtz started attending California State … [Read more…]

Repent? What Does That Mean?

The police in New Hampshire are resorting to strange tactics to catch people using their cell phones while driving. The use of cell phones when driving is dangerous and illegal in many places. In fact, some studies indicate that using your phone while driving can be more dangerous than driving drunk. Everyone agrees that texting … [Read more…]

At Peace With The Ordinary

A young mother found her four-year-old son crying as he was tying his shoes. “Why are you crying?” she asked. “I have to tie my shoes,” he sobbed. “But you just learned how. It isn’t that hard, is it?” “No, but I’m gonna have to do it the rest of my life!”  Sometimes ordinary, everyday … [Read more…]

A Matter Of Trust

Benjamin Franklin once said, “It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.” Volkswagen, the world’s largest car maker, found that out this week. Their stock price has plunged by at least 20% on the news that they found a way to fake good results for … [Read more…]

Approaching 50

This coming weekend I turn 50 years old. Part of me doesn’t even understand what that means. The other part of me is ready and willing to accept it’s part of life. I’m not sure what one is supposed to feel or do at this age but I’m sensing two key emotions at this time. … [Read more…]