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 […]

When You’re Feeling Useless

Today is a bright sunny day, for now. It’s supposed to rain and maybe snow a little bit tonight. But for now we’re just enjoying the sunshine. It helps to offset the negative feelings of being confined to home. Have I mentioned how much I admire and appreciate Oswald Chambers? It seems whenever I’m rolling […]

Thoughts on the Days Ahead

Pulling this post into a coherent, understandable form has been a challenge. It has taken at least a couple of days and several conversations to help me organize my thoughts in the direction I wanted to go. Writing this has been made more difficult by the overwhelming tsunami of information being released daily, and the […]

God’s Plan B?

 “Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavens in Christ. For he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless in love before him. He predestined us to be adopted as sons through Jesus […]

The Simple Joy of Fellowship

It’s been some time since I last added anything to this blog. Not only have the logistics become more challenging with the need to find WiFi sites; I also have been distracted and haven’t found much of anything to offer worth posting. Yesterday, however, proved to be such a blessing I felt compelled to say […]

Love Costs

“For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” -John 3:16 As I was growing up in the 60’s and 70’s a lot of crazy ideas emerged. Among them was the “free love” movement, which […]

When Fatigue and Sorrow Close In

This past week has been tough. I thought about writing a blog post somewhere in there but just didn’t have the energy. Even now I’m not sure how this post will turn out. It’s been a week of absolute turmoil, exhaustion, difficult decisions, and sorrow. If that sounds awful, well maybe it hasn’t been that […]