Before Abraham, Jesus

Before Abraham, Jesus

Think of birth announcements you’ve received. They read something like this: Timothy and Mackenzie are pleased to announce the arrival of Zander Boris, weighing 7 lbs. 4 oz., at 19 ½ inches long. Or maybe this: Ethan and Mallory are thrilled that Morgann Esther showed...
The Christian Life – 101

The Christian Life – 101

People often bemoan the seeming disappearance of handymen, trades people, artisans, true craftsmen, etc. For my part, not meaning to boast, but I, with my skill set, do my utmost to keep them afloat (if the invoices for said valuable persons are any indication). If an...
Water never tasted so good

Water never tasted so good

Great are you, O Lord, and exceedingly worthy of praise; your power is immense and your wisdom beyond reckoning .  .  . you arouse us so that praising you may bring us joy because you have made us and drawn us to yourself, and our heart is restless until it...
Anybody gotta flashlight?

Anybody gotta flashlight?

Anybody gotta a flashlight? For city-dwellers, having an occasion to drive along a road through densely wooded country at night can be surprisingly dark. It’s then you take notice of the absence of streetlights and house lights. If it’s a cloudy night, the dark is...
Bluebirds and cardinals and sparrows…

Bluebirds and cardinals and sparrows…

“I’m somebody ‘cause God don’t make no junk.” Ethel Waters, 1896-1977 Stories abound that tell of, not just rags to riches, but from being a nobody to being somebody, from living in abject poverty to luxuriating in God’s bountiful love. So many books tell this tale of...