Giving

. The global pandemic is slowly giving way to a global economic crisis. Economies in many nations in all parts of the world are fragile and hurting. And real people living in those nations and tribes and areas are feeling the pain. Recently a longtime friend came to me in deep distress. With downcast eyesContinue reading “Giving”

Children?

Strange question came up in my Bible study group. Will there continue to be children after the second coming? Or will all God’s people already exist? If anyone has any Biblical references that address this question, much appreciated if you’d share in the Comments!

Serenity

There is a serenity that comes from knowing at all levels of your existence that God is in charge. Always. I’m not there yet, not by a long shot. I can sense myself getting closer, but I still have a long way to go. Two recent news items tapped into this for me. First, theContinue reading “Serenity”

Julia Ward Howe’s Original Mother’s Day Proclamation

“Arise, then… women of this day! Arise, all women who have hearts, whether our baptism be that of water or of tears! Say firmly: We will not have great questions decided by irrelevant agencies. Our husbands shall not come to us, reeking with carnage, for caresses and applause. Our sons shall not be taken fromContinue reading “Julia Ward Howe’s Original Mother’s Day Proclamation”

Conversation

Conversation with an elderly relative, an atheist who thinks it’s demeaning to pray, which she characterized as “begging a man for favors:” I said God’s not an old white dude with a beard in the sky, and I don’t “beg Him for favors” either; that’s not what prayer is.  She asked, “So what is itContinue reading “Conversation”

Chag Sameach

Wishing a happy Passover festival to those who observe it. Christians are familiar with Passover because what we know as the Last Supper and commemorate with communion, was a Passover seder.