Hear, See and Go

For the shepherds outside of Bethlehem, the night of that first Christmas was just like any other night.  All the sheep had been gathered in and there was nothing left to do except to keep watch, talk with one another, and stay stay close to the campfire, keeping warm.  That night, however, their quiet routine was … More Hear, See and Go

To Tell the Truth

In my younger days, I would take youth groups out on cross-country trips to build homes with Habitat for Humanity.  On the night before we left, we would always gather with families for a short worship service.  And at that worship, we would give every young person who was going a small cross, on a leather lanyard. … More To Tell the Truth

Well Done

Do you remember the first time you felt really, really trusted?  The first time that someone entrusted you with an important responsibility, or a task?  I remember when I was young, probably just in jr. high, and my parents and my brothers had to go out of town for something, and they left me completely … More Well Done

Rethinking Judgment

“Faith is moving forward.”  “God has a plan for us.”  “Let’s go.” Now, these words are from a drama.  They are not actually found in the scriptures.  The truth is, we wonder, but we don’t know exactly what Mary and Joseph talked about on that journey to Bethlehem. But there had to be some anxiety…apprehension…maybe … More Rethinking Judgment

Trick Questions

There are things that I wonder about.  Things that keep me up at night…thinking.  Questions and problems that do not have easy answers.  Let me share a few of them with you: Why is it that we park on a driveway, and we drive on a parkway? If nothing sticks to Teflon, how do they … More Trick Questions