They tell me I’m a fool for following what they call the white man’s religion. I’m a Christian and proud of it but they tell me I’m being deceived. I just don’t understand why. It’s my religion that gives me direction to be faithful to my wife and to not lust after other women. It […]

Retributive Punishment

We often don’t know what we are talking about because our opinions are built around incomplete knowledge of the facts. This week’s lesson on Retributive Punishment serves as a prime example. Although they expressed themselves with care and genuine concern, the friends of Job did not know what they were talking about. Their summation of the […]

My Flat Tire

Flat tire

Let me tell you about the flat tire I recently had. Flats happen and usually at the less than perfect time and place. Mine would prove to be no exception. It was just another unexpected twist in an already unusual day. I left out driving to Columbus Ohio early Friday morning around 7 am. I […]

Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About

Every week, in Sabbath school classes across the world, someone will be talking. It’s estimated that the normal pace for English speaking averages between 120 to 160 words per minute. That translates to 5400 – 7200 words for the typical 45 minute Sabbath school class. How many of those words are being spoken by you […]

5 Resolutions that Don’t Include Dieting

It’s that time of the year for the annual ritual of making New Year’s resolutions. Heading the most popular resolutions will be losing weight and improving your health. Although those are great goals, they are not on my list of five. Another frequently cited resolution is becoming debt free. I am all for that and […]

The Jesus No One Wants to Talk About

We like Jesus. For some that’s too mild of a statement. We love Jesus. We especially love the Jesus who steps in on time, the One who comes to our rescue. We love that Jesus so much we even write songs about Him. Jesus on the main line tell Him what you want… Nothing compares […]

No Inmates Beyond This Point!

NO INMATES BEYOND THIS POINT! This was the sign that warned us each time we departed the prison grounds at the women’s federal prison in Texas. As we crossed the boldly red striped line each day we understood what a privilege we have to be free and able to leave the grounds knowing that those who […]

Did You Keep YOUR Word?

Disclaimer and Notice: This article is addressed only to those who claim to be followers of Jesus Christ; aka Christians. Over and over ad nauseam is the (feigned) outrage over the President’s (alleged) not keeping of his word regarding insurance policies for a segment of our insured population. If one didn’t know better, judging by the […]

I am Trayvon Martin… and George Zimmerman

I am Trayvon Martin… and George Zimmerman I know you’re wondering how that’s even possible. Two people, so diametrically opposed to each other. One a man, the other a boy. Different races and different backgrounds. One married, the other not. One dead, the other alive. From different places in life yet they are both me. […]

The Power of Freshly Popped Popcorn

I was reminded recently that many times it the littlest things that can have the biggest impact. I just arrived as a guest presenter at a religious convocation being held in Texas. After greeting friends that I had not seen in some time, I went inside the registration hall to get my visitor materials. On […]