Category: Following Christ

Living Happy in 2021

How are you doing as we come to the end of 2020?  Worn out with lockdown fatigue? Maybe you are enjoying a little relief because you made it to the end of the year in one piece. You may be struggling with some depression –… Continue Reading “Living Happy in 2021”

Advent

When I was a teenager, I was an acolyte (altar boy) in the Episcopal Church. One Sunday during Advent it was my duty to stand next to the priest with a burning taper to light a candle on our Advent Wreath.  While waiting nervously for… Continue Reading “Advent”

The Purpose of Blessing

God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah. That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations. Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.… Continue Reading “The Purpose of Blessing”

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”

Measuring Our Days

Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am. Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man… Continue Reading “Measuring Our Days”

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!”

How To Choose a President

We are rapidly approaching what could be called the most contentious election of the last century.  The effects of the pandemic, civil unrest, the vitriol, and now – an open seat on SCOTUS – have turned this election into a political knife fight. Some have… Continue Reading “How To Choose a President”

“For Real” Repentance

It’s no secret that repentance can look real even when it isn’t. We have all met Christians who have “repented” but, in reality, only switched the track on which their selfishness runs. Worse than that, we can remember when we have done the same thing!  Repentance… Continue Reading ““For Real” Repentance”

Repentance

Today is the central day of “The Return” – a movement for national repentance led by Rabbi Jonathan Kahn – held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Along with other churches, the church I attend will be joining with the march virtually and… Continue Reading “Repentance”

How to Treat Your Enemies

In our everyday life it is normal to encounter those with whom we have disagreements or even personality conflicts.  However there are a few times in life when we encounter people who not only dislike us – they hate us.  They do not just… Continue Reading “How to Treat Your Enemies”