When Valentine’s Day and Lent collide

I’m writing this blog on February 14th the traditional observance of Valentine’s Day.  It’s also Ash Wednesday, the traditional beginning of Lent.  Here’s why this collision of holidays is a good thing. On Valentine’s Day we’re inundated with candy, roses, and hearts.  Hearts, hearts, and more hearts.  You remember those “conversation hearts” candies, right?  Little…Read more When Valentine’s Day and Lent collide

What the Super Bowl (ad) taught us about the Bible 

You probably saw it, too. Some clever person searched the Bible and discovered that "eagles" show up in the Bible 30 times, and "patriot" doesn't appear at all, therefore, God was an Eagles fan, and thus he would ensure they won. SMH... But that's not the real problem. Setting aside that silly logic, there was…Read more What the Super Bowl (ad) taught us about the Bible 

The little politician in all of us

The recent government shut-down has everyone talking and fretting.  Even the “solution” that Congress reached is profoundly unsatisfying.  A three week solution?  Are you kidding me?  But wait, isn’t that what we all tend to do? I read recently about some long-term (as in 50 year) development goals that the Chinese government implemented decades ago. …Read more The little politician in all of us

Resolutions: love ‘em or hate ‘em!

If you hate resolutions and New Year’s promises, then read no further.  Otherwise, here are a couple thoughts as we start off 2018. You may be the kind of person who sincerely wants to make some changes in your overall well-being this year, including your spiritual life.  The biggest challenges we often run into are:…Read more Resolutions: love ‘em or hate ‘em!

One good reason to like January

Living in a northern climate during January can have some drawbacks.  It’s been very cold this week.  And there’s snow.  And ice.  But here’s why you can really like January: because Christmas is over! I don’t mean all the hustle and bustle and the foods that aren’t healthy and the obligatory gifts ("I have NO…Read more One good reason to like January