Religion

Keeping well goes beyond yourself

September 27, 2017 at 3:00 am

Friday, Sept. 22 was the first day of fall. There is a lot I like about this time of year — football, cool crisp air, and the turning of leaves into brilliant colors.However, there are some things I dread about the change from summer to fal...

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Jesus likely never said ‘Up, up and away!’

September 22, 2017 at 3:00 am

What images do you have of Jesus? Have you ever thought of him as being like Superman?Reading accounts in the Bible, Jesus undoubtedly could be regarded as a superhero. Some might even entertain the thought of him having a large and colorfu...

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A beautiful thing for Jesus

September 22, 2017 at 3:00 am

Leave her alone,” said Jesus in Mark 14:6. “Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me.”“She has done a beautiful thing to me.” Really? Greasy hair, tear-stained feet, and public awkwardness? Jesus, the Savior, King, Lo...

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The wisdom of a predetermined process

September 15, 2017 at 3:00 am

“If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one,” reads Matthew 18:15.This Biblical advice is given within the context of ...

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This old man, he played 10

September 01, 2017 at 3:00 am

Three weeks ago, I tweaked my left knee while in the backyard garden. Last week, I turned my right ankle while I was in McCosh Park, exploring the edges of the lake.My mind is telling me that my body can do the things I used to in the past....

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Finding joy in the darkness

September 01, 2017 at 3:00 am

A gardener took great pride in caring for his lawn. But one year it grew full of dandelions. He tried every method and product to get rid of them, but nothing worked. Exasperated, he wrote the Department of Agriculture explaining all he had...

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Is it OK to have questions about God?

August 25, 2017 at 10:35 am

Everyone has questions about God. Some people worry that voicing their questions will anger or offend God. Nothing could be further from the truth. God created us with intelligence and reasoning ability. When it comes to questions about fai...

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Jesus and Ancestry.com

August 25, 2017 at 10:36 am

There is a puzzling thing within the 15th chapter of the gospel according to Matthew: Jesus encounters a Canaanite woman, a Gentile, not of Jewish blood, who is in desperate need.We learn that her daughter is “possessed by a demon,” and thi...

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Where there’s smoke, look to see what’s causing it

August 11, 2017 at 3:00 am

You’ve probably heard the old saying “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.” This is a rather timely saying these days as we live from week to week under smoke-laden skies. There is plenty of complaining about itchy eyes, headaches, coughing, ...

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The parable of the Megan Method

August 04, 2017 at 3:00 am

In the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 13, there is a string of parables. In Jesus’ day, they related quite well to local, everyday occupations: the mustard seed (farmer), yeast and flower (baker), the treasure in a field (land owner), the pearl...

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