Taking A Stand Means More Than Wearing a T-Shirt and Carrying a Placard

November 1, 2020 These days so many people are taking so many stands about so many different things.  Folks hear a slogan, get wind of a cause, and jump on the train – oftentimes without thinking through the responsibility that comes with whatever they have chosen to support.   Most causes begin with a core of well-intentionedContinue reading “Taking A Stand Means More Than Wearing a T-Shirt and Carrying a Placard”

Finding Goodness in the Midst of Chaos

October 18, 2020 Genesis 1:1-2:  In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters.  Just imagine:  creation not yet defined; chaos (typically denoted by ‘waters’ in the Hebrew Bible) everywhere; the windContinue reading “Finding Goodness in the Midst of Chaos”

Mixed Messages and Our Children

October 4, 2020 I use to find it sardonically amusing to think about some of the mixed messages we send our children:  Don’t take candy from strangers!  Yet, it’s okay to run up to a stranger’s house, say ‘trick or treat’ and get some candy!  Don’t talk to strangers and absolutely don’t tell them anythingContinue reading “Mixed Messages and Our Children”