Category: Culture

Waking Up

Sleep is a necessary thing and Scripture speaks positively about it at times (Psalm 127:2), but mostly negatively (Proverbs 6:9,10) because it can keep us from duties about which we should be busy. It can become an easy alternative to the unpleasant things in… Continue Reading “Waking Up”

A Hero’s Tale

Legend tells us that, when Claudius II was emperor of Rome, he was looking for a way to improve and enlarge his army. He felt that unmarried men made better soldiers than those with wives and families. That is why he outlawed marriage for… Continue Reading “A Hero’s Tale”

Id-Ra-Ha-Je

My title may seem like a silly combination of letters, but it was actually the name of a day camp where I served as a counsellor many years ago. The letters stand for the title of a famous hymn written by Rhea Miller and… Continue Reading “Id-Ra-Ha-Je”

Sacred or Valuable?

Is there a difference between being valuable and being sacred? Cars are valuable but they are not sacred (at least to most people). Diamonds and gold are prized because of the way they hold their value – but they are not sacred.             Value is… Continue Reading “Sacred or Valuable?”

Only 39 Years

While subbing for a teacher in a school a week or so ago, we watched a video about Martin Luther King Junior. It went over his life, his hardships during the civil rights movement, and his accomplishments.  The narrator of the movie said he was… Continue Reading “Only 39 Years”

Psalm 44: The Power of Story

We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old. How thou didst drive out the heathen with thy hand, and plantedst them;  how thou didst afflict the people,… Continue Reading “Psalm 44: The Power of Story”

Being Made Whole

Thanksgiving is a day that we set aside to give thanks.  What does it mean to give thanks? First of all, it means that we give thanks to someone – a person. We do not give thanks to the air, or just to make ourselves feel… Continue Reading “Being Made Whole”

Live by the Truth!

Several years ago, while working for a company in Texas, I met a middle-aged Russian woman who was on-loan to our office to conduct some training.  She was beautiful, happy, outgoing and easy to work with.  During some down time, while several of us were sitting… Continue Reading “Live by the Truth!”

The Last Laugh

One of my favorite TV shows as a child was “Hogan’s Heroes.”  The comedy portrayed a crew of cunning saboteurs (aka: “POW’s) who were always able to pull the wool over the eyes of a group of bumbling Nazi’s.  A few years ago, I… Continue Reading “The Last Laugh”

Legal Evil

“You can’t legislate morality.” You have heard it said time and time again – usually when a law is passed that serves to enforce a moral standard of a culture. And it is true.  You can’t legislate morality. True morality comes from changed hearts,… Continue Reading “Legal Evil”