Not Guilty

The guilt or innocence of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is in the hands of twelve jurors. Chauvin, as you know, has been charged with the murder of George Floyd in May of 2020. The jury’s task is to listen to witnesses, weigh the facts, and decide the innocence or guilt of Mr. Chauvin. […]

Everyday Faith

  In last week’s blog “Entering the Faith Adventure,” I emphasized the absolute necessity of biblical faith for a personal relationship with God. Faith connects our spirit to God, who is Spirit. Our saving relationship with God begins and continues in faith until we come into His presence at death. Do you recall the early […]

Entering the Faith Adventure

There is something I need to tell you about why I’m doing these blogs about faith. At the end of last year, I decided to take an in-depth look into the subject of faith, what it is, why it’s important, and how to live faithfully in such turbulent and challenging times. My investigation has led […]

Adventures in Faith: What is Faith?

As we enter upon this journey, let’s think about the kind of faith adventure we will be taking. There are different ways to use the word “faith.” For example, we may refer to a person as adhering to the Christian Faith, Jewish Faith, or the Moslem Faith. This way, the term refers to a somewhat […]

Adventures in Faith

For the next several weeks I plan to address an issue that is important to each of us. Faith is vital to us in our practical, everyday life as well as things we often refer to as “spiritual.” I believe all things related to our lives have a spiritual meaning or component but for the […]

Do the Birds Know Something We Don’t?

Years ago, I heard a conversation between a robin and a sparrow which gave me a “bird’s eye view” of what’s going with much of the human race. As I recall, the discussion went something like this: Said the robin to the sparrow, “I would like to know why these anxious human beings rush about […]

Distracted

I pulled in behind a large SUV and got out my member and debit cards to be ready for my turn to pump gas. Nothing was happening at the pump in front of me, so I assumed the person might have finished and would be leaving soon. I waited patiently a couple more minutes, and […]

Faithful Change

  Faithful Change Do you sometimes feel dizzy or a bit depressed by the magnitude and pace of change? Does it seem to you that you are continuously dealing with some form of change? The weather, your body, mood, finances, job-related transitions,  sickness, death, or marriage of a family member require some form of action. […]

Lonely?

      Lonely? Sometimes I feel lonely. What about you? I believe everyone struggles with a sense or feeling of loneliness from time to time. This deep, uneasy struggle for meaning may last for a day or two for some of us while others live with it day after day, never really escaping its […]

Time is Flying

What is time? If you consult a dictionary you will discover no fewer than a dozen options. One such answer is “a period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues.” Over the centuries mankind has measured time with calendars, sundials, clocks, and watches. A dash on a tombstone between the date of […]