The Gift of You

Psalm 139:14a I will praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Notice that word “wonderfully”. It comes from the Hebrew Pala, which means: to distinguish – put a difference, show marvelous, separate, set apart, sever, make wonderfully. Now notice the defining words: distinguish, put a difference, separate, set apart. In other words, you are unique. But not unique in a ‘not as good’, ‘less than others’ or some other negative way. God didn’t make … Read More

It’s Just a Game – Right?

For most of us it is.  Many of us are dealing with things more important that help us keep our leisure activities (specifically gaming) in perspective.  The human psyche can only handle so much worry before it snaps and so, as we go through life, we learn to prioritize what is worth getting upset about and what is not.  Others don’t quite have that perspective yet, and we’ve all run into them in-game. But what if it is more … Read More

The Greatest Gift

For a year now I have been taking care of your dad. Your dad and I have talked and laughed at great many things. We have prayed together and talked of God and of God’s love and wisdom. I may not know your dad well but I truly believe that these are the words he would speak to you on this Mother’s Day. My Dearest Aileen, I love you so much and I am proud of … Read More


Jesus taught us many important things in different ways; in both word and deed.  Even actions that don’t seem significant to us today, would have spoken volumes to his contemporaries.  Including how he chose his disciples.  Much of renaissance art has given us the image of a young to middle-aged Jesus surrounded by older, grey-bearded disciples.  Nope, forget that.  And we, of course, look to these twelve as the Christian superstars.  If only we could be … Read More

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