Who Am I?

It’s a question we all ask ourselves over the course of a lifetime. Just about the time we think we have the answer, things change and we have to start all over. When we’re younger, we ask because we want to know how we’ll make our mark on the world. As we get older, it’s […]

“I Came Just to Meet You”

I’ve read the story of the Samaritan woman and her encounter with Jesus for years. John’s account in his Gospel is straightforward, but it needs some closer examination to really understand what’s going on there. The episode of  the program The Chosen which deals with her helps broaden the picture of who she is and […]

Nicodemus, the “Almost” Man

Nicodemus has always been one of the Biblical characters that intrigued me. Like several others, we know very little about him. He shows up in the gospel of John and then we never hear anything else about him. We can draw some conclusions about him from those appearances in the gospels, but the burning question- […]

Homesickness

You know what homesickness is and what it feels like. It happens when you’ve been away from home for an extended length of time. You find yourself longing to be back in your house, your room, in familiar surroundings, back with loved ones you haven’t seen for a while. When you left it may have […]

When Jesus Calls Your Name

“But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.” – (Isaiah 43:1) Rita and I decided some time ago to disconnect our cable TV service for several reasons. With the […]

The Simplicity of God

I’ve been working up to writing this post for a couple of weeks now. I’ve dreaded this one because in my mind it’s fraught with hazards of misunderstanding and the potential for failure to say what I really want to express. It runs the risk of being just another platitude or lacking in substance. And […]