Need More Power?  Find It In Weakness

Need More Power? Find It In Weakness

We all know what an icon is—a little picture you click on a screen to open an app. But before screens dominaed our lives, “icon” referred to the ornate altar paintings and crosses with images of Mary or Jesus used as focal points for Eastern Orthodox meditation and...
3 Ways An Abundance Mentality Can Improve Your Life

3 Ways An Abundance Mentality Can Improve Your Life

Is your life based on an assumption of abundance?  If so, you are unique.  Most Americans think their lives are more about scarcity than abundance: Not enough time.  Not enough money.  Not enough fulfillment. Not enough personal satisfaction.  The list goes on. Is...
Yogurt Theology and Humble Patriotism

Yogurt Theology and Humble Patriotism

This is the second part of my reflections on Christian patriotism. I well remember eating my first carton of yogurt.  The label pictured blueberries, one of my favorite fruits, but as I tore off the top, I was a little disappointed to see a white substance when I was...
Humble Patriotism

Humble Patriotism

The historian David McCullough is an engaging storyteller who in his book 1776 documents how the fragile American Continental Army barely survived the year while taking on the superpower of its day.  1776 is a defining moment of uncompromising patriotism. George...
The Child Who Crawled Into Jesus’ Lap

The Child Who Crawled Into Jesus’ Lap

Last Sunday was Father’s Day.  Here’s an extended story I once told the children in our congregation. Perhaps some Moms or Dads might want to tell it to your children or grandchildren. And sometimes a story meant for others unexpectedly hits home to us even more!...
A “Post-Truth” Society?

A “Post-Truth” Society?

Every year the Oxford English Dictionary chooses a Word of the Year that achieved special prominence that year.  As you might know, the Word of the Year for 2016 was “post-truth.”  Here’s the definition: “Circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in...
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