Counting the Little Blessings
Posted on September 29, 2014

I loved Dr. Brown’s message on Sunday, September 21, to look for everyday blessings. We don’t do that often enough, but I have been collecting a few blessings lately from the publication of my book. Some of this feedback is interesting!

News from the Rialto
Posted on September 22, 2014

In a Venice divided by canals, the Rialto was the bridge linking two of the larger islands. It is believed that the citizens tended to meet there to exchange the news of the day. (Can you imagine how they would have loved our current social media to keep abreast of things?)

Where Is God?
Posted on September 15, 2014

Religion and the name of God make news when the horrific is attached as with ISIS, an international army of murderers claiming to behead in the name of Allah. It is also in the news at the opposite extreme when a school in Tennessee suspends a child for spontaneously saying “God bless you” when a classmate sneezed. That divine name is on the list of forbidden words in a school district striving to be politically correct by offending no one.

Welcome to the Crowd
Posted on September 8, 2014

It isn’t good to be alone, as the first human discovered way back in Eden. That piece of human wisdom goes on being shared in some strange ways. The latest seems to be by the atheists who are setting up “churches” where they might congregate. I am not mocking this. I am rather acknowledging that a basic loneliness in every human heart has to be filled.

Monday Musings #10
Posted on September 1, 2014

Overcome by sleep he fell to the ground three floors below and was picked up dead. But Paul went down, and bending over him, took him in his arms and said, "Do not be alarmed, for his life is in him." - Acts 20: 8-10

This is a scene for the nightly news.