The pandemic has changed the ways we live our lives. COVID updates are part of the daily newsfeed with positivity rates, hospitalizations and sadly death rates presented. Trips to stores and hospitals have encouraged or required us to wear a mask, maintain social distancing and check our temperatures on a regular basis. Delivery companies like… Continue Reading How Can I Keep From Singing?
I had planned to reflect on the season of Advent and what we do to prepare for the hope this season brings each year. And then I heard the news from Oxford, Michigan. A fifteen-year-old young man went into the school with a semiautomatic pistol and fired 15 – 20 times, killing four people and… Continue Reading Tragedy in Oxford
This is the title of one of my favorite Gospel hymns. The words of this song are a tribute to our Lord’s dedication to our lives and to our welfare. This past weekend as I watched documentaries covering the events of September 11, 2001, and what we have learned in the two decades since, I… Continue Reading We’ve Come This Far by Faith
The world is our community. Everyone is our neighbor. We live in a time when events are shared instantly. Our phones alert us that there is breaking news. Several channels are dedicated to stories, editorials, and documentaries 24/7. Social media platforms record our reactions from friends and strangers alike. I have seen many heart-rending reports… Continue Reading Please Help Our Sisters and Brothers
It is difficult to believe that we have been living with a pandemic for an entire year now. I spent those first few days rethinking how I would spend my Sabbath day. Before the pandemic, I often went to the movies or had lunch at Barnes and Noble, sampling a book or two while I… Continue Reading We’ve Come This Far by Faith
This is the time of year that I settle down on Sunday afternoons, evenings, and Monday nights to watch contests on the gridiron. During the Exhibition season, I watch as those college athletes who made it to the NFL learn their new roles. I also scan the rosters to see which players are returning for… Continue Reading Are You Ready For Some Football?