At the beginning of our troubles

At the beginning of his troubles, after Satan had taken his property and his children, Job said: “…Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD” (Job 1:21). No offense to Job – I don’t … Continue reading At the beginning of our troubles

Spiritual Myopia

I discovered my need for glasses in college. Friends would say “hi” to me and I would just squint at them, trying to figure out who they were and if they were talking to me. They’d often tease me for being aloof, but I wasn’t trying to be. I was just trying to identify them. … Continue reading Spiritual Myopia

Taste and See

Have you ever been to a restaurant and tried something that was so good you just had to tell your friends about it? The problem is that when you did, your words just could not fully convey the experience. Finally, you said: “You have to try it for yourself and you’ll see!” The Psalmist was … Continue reading Taste and See

Better Than Fake News

If you have ever witnessed an accident, or been in a court case to hear the testimony about an accident, you know that the witnesses to that one accident can have very different accounts. Some of that is influenced by where they were when it happened. Were they in one of the cars? Were they … Continue reading Better Than Fake News

Remembering Your ABC’s

Years ago, when I taught at a Christian school for special needs students, I told my oldest daughter that I was going to be teaching history. She heard that and said: “History is boring,” with an emphasis on “boring.” I told her, “Not when I teach it!” Not to toot my own horn, but my … Continue reading Remembering Your ABC’s

The Bible is Not a Coffee Table Book

The other day I had to rebuild our front porch. Although the house we bought up here is solidly built, the porch that was original to the house was showing its age. The wood was never treated and the supports were put directly into the ground with no footers. Water damage had eaten away at … Continue reading The Bible is Not a Coffee Table Book

Spiritual Myopia

I discovered my need for glasses in college. Friends would say “hi” to me and I would just squint at them, trying to figure out who they were and if they were talking to me. They’d often tease me for being aloof, but I wasn’t trying to be. I was just trying to identify them. … Continue reading Spiritual Myopia