Our Covid news

Shaking the night’s slumber from my head, I begged,“Hey, give me a kiss”. Connie kept walking out of our bedroom. From the hall she called out “my covid test came back positive”  Within an hour I was in line at Nissan Stadium. A company of National Guard soldiers politely and professionally administered my test. I […]

Voting with Jesus

If you want to follow Jesus into the voting booth, then remember what Jesus taught and did. Jesus provided free healthcare, everywhere he went. (Matthew 4:23, 8:16, 9:35, 10:1, 10:8, 14:35, and 25:36) Two rules: Love God. Love  your neighbors, strangers and enemies.  Motivated by compassion Jesus worked to end suffering on earth. Blessed are […]

Practising the silence of praise

“Praise the Lord.” My mother often said that phrase aloud. “Praise the Lord” was part of Mom’s everyday vocabulary. You might hear her say it in the produce aisle at Kroger, “Oh, praise the Lord, would you look at those peaches?” Mom’s hallelujahs were not phony, plotted, or planned. She jumped up once to celebrate […]

Prayer’s two questions

Be anxious about nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 I memorized this scripture and others at the suggestion of my middle school youth […]

One with God and Humanity

If you read through the New Testament, reading Matthew, Mark, and Luke, when you get to John you will uncover something different from the Synoptic (or forming a summary) Gospels.  John tells no birth stories, beginning with “In the Beginning was the Word and The Word was with God, and The Word was God”.  John […]