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RELIGION: "2nd Hand Blessing"

While you were growing up, most of you remember those "hand me down" clothes that you received from your cousins and other siblings that could be both a curse and a blessing. If you had an older brother that you admired, getting his 2nd hand…
0 09-18-2014 in Religion Read More ›

RELIGION: "We're not dead yet!"

This last week, we had family night at church and we watched the new movie, "Mom's Night Out," which I highly recommend. It is a movie about four women on a quest to take the night off from the kids and just enjoy themselves, but since the…
0 09-11-2014 in Religion Read More ›

RELIGION: "Change"

Change, it caught me again, and it almost makes me feel neurotic as I endeavor to find a firm solid feeling in life. It seems that when I am getting used to something; a new razor, a new barber, or a new entree at the restaurant, they change and once…
0 09-04-2014 in Religion Read More ›

RELIGION: "It is just not worth it!"

Years back, we were in the process of literally moving our house, since the highway in front of our house decided to expand and take our home. The extra lane for the highway was going to go straight through our living room, and since we did not want…
0 08-28-2014 in Religion Read More ›

RELIGION: "Name dropping"

I was in a conversation last week and we were dropping names like flies. It sounded something like this: "You know him, well I used to work for him back in the seventies, in fact, his brother and I went to school together." "His Brother?…
0 08-14-2014 in Religion Read More ›

RELIGION: "The man behind the curtain"

What do Kenosha, Wisconsin, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts, have in common? Besides the fact that they are both splendid, waterfront communities, probably not much. Except this: Seventy-five years ago this week, these towns were the first public release…
0 08-07-2014 in Religion Read More ›

RELIGION: "Lifting our Heads"

Sometimes in church there are phrases in songs and in sermons that seemingly do not make sense, and for those that have heard me preach or sing, most would agree and say a loud, "Amen." I have heard songs and read scriptures where I just nodded…
0 08-01-2014 in Religion Read More ›

RELIGION: "Let go or be dragged"

A friend who has some experience with rodeo horses sent me a most picturesque proverb: "Let go or be dragged." Whether this phrase was first spoken by a Zen master who had achieved enlightenment on the mountainside, or by a battered cowboy nursing…
0 07-24-2014 in Religion Read More ›

RELIGION: "The God who sees"

Most of us who have been keeping up with the immigration dilemma understand that the issue concerning the arrival of the unaccompanied children on our borders is a nightmare that will carry on for years to come, especially for the young girls that come.…
0 07-17-2014 in Religion Read More ›

RELIGION: "Fight like a butterfly"

Decades ago, while speaking of an upcoming championship bout, Muhammad Ali constructed a poetic couplet of epic proportions. With glitzy words corresponding to his style both in and out of the ring, "The Greatest" claimed he would "Float…
0 07-10-2014 in Religion Read More ›