Characters of Easter – the Brave One? (part 2)

I showed I was brave … willing to follow Jesus even to death (so I originally said). But I wanted the rational, clear vision to the direction and destination. And Jesus had not given it so easily. And then … then … they beat him, they humiliated my rabbi, and then … they killed him….

Three Simple Questions

I said it. You probably said it. It was a crazy thing to say to tempt fate. May we never say again, “I’m so glad it’s 2021, for it can’t be any worse than 2020!” And then Wednesday happened. Three Kings Day, Epiphany, the end of the 12 Days of Christmas, and now … the…

It’s Fat Tuesday, Laissez les bon temps rouler!

Lent starts tomorrow … so today is Mardi Gras. Laissez les bon temps rouler! I spent a few years in Louisiana, and I picked up an appreciation for this grand time of the year. And though the celebration began in January, the day after epiphany, today (February 25, 2020) is the final day – Fat…

Fires, Fatalities, First Responders, Family & Faith

When the phone rings at 4.15 in the morning, it’s rarely good news. And this morning was no exception. A fire. And with the fire comes it’s damages. I drove out and found the volunteers and their vehicles from three different stations on site. The flames had been extinguished, but smoke and flashing lights filled…

Two Ways to Live

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. I wish I had said this, but it wasn’t me. It was Albert Einstein. Einstein was a huge genius. I think his bagels are so good, maybe even better…

Wrestling With the Big Issues … Nothing New Here

How can a loving God send people to hell? Why does so much bad stuff exist in this world? I am not sure if there is a God. I want solid proof of the truth, truth I can logically grasp and reason with. Why are there conflicts within Scripture? Why don’t miracles happen today like…

My Little Corner of the World …

In my little corner of the world, one can become a bit myopic. I sat here and looked out the window. I also looked at my iPad and perused the perfunctory snow pics by all of my neighbors and friends in the Virginia – North Carolina region. I ventured out into the yard yesterday to…