Something Different

The people were angry.  They were.  The Jewish people had been robbed of their land, and their dignity.  They were subjects to the Romans, their rights had been taken away and the Roman soldiers were regularly mistreating, beating and even killing those who broke any kind of law or rule.  Emotions were high, and the people were angry. Enter … More Something Different

Crossing Boundaries

Sam, our youngest son, and I were on a canoe trip in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area trip a couple of weeks ago.  We’d been paddling up along the Canadian border.  It was our last night in the wilderness and we were looking for our camp site. Paddling on two different lakes, Alpine and then … More Crossing Boundaries

Temptation

I have a confession to make:  I am easily tempted.  Yes, it’s true. It could be ice cream. Or it could be potato chips.  (You see, I don’t discriminate, I like both the sweet and the salty.) Or it could be a new, really cool electronic device that does something amazing (that I probably don’t … More Temptation

So Close

Has there ever been something that you really, really wanted…or maybe even something that you needed…and you just couldn’t quite get there?  Maybe it’s a goal…or a hope…but it’s something that you’ve really been working towards…and it remains, elusively out of your reach. I’ve experienced that.  I’m sure you have too.  In my college years, … More So Close