“Trust All Things To Jesus…”

I can tend to think that the time to move forward with new initiatives from the Lord is when things are really going great, when the church and the culture are doing wonderfully well….”boy, let’s move into high gear and win the world for Christ”. Well, I guess there’s examples from history where this proved … Continue reading “Trust All Things To Jesus…”

Insurance Against Mayhem

You’ve probably seen the Allstate Insurance commercial where “Actor Dean Winters plays the dastardly and destructive Mayhem, wreaking havoc on people's property, prompting their need for some Allstate coverage.” Hmmmmmm. It could almost remind us of  some of the antics of the devil.  Today many would ask, “hey, is there really a devil; is there really a … Continue reading Insurance Against Mayhem

“It’s Not Easy”

I was recently watching an episode of “The Chosen” and was struck by the dialogue of Jesus with the apostle “James - the Lesser”, who is depicted as having a disability. James is asking for a healing and Jesus does not heal him. It’s pretty intense….. it was a straight forward, non flowery, even blunt … Continue reading “It’s Not Easy”

“Off To A Good Start”

Night prayers fortify us as we await the dawn…..“ being confident from our faith that God watches over us and guards us with his all powerful love… not fearing the terror of the night … commending our spirit into His hands…  asking the Lord to watch over us as we sleep, to grant us a … Continue reading “Off To A Good Start”

“Paying The Price”

Recently we revisited our favorite restaurant in the Amish Country called Dienner’s. It features homemade Pennsylvania Dutch cooking …. rotisserie chicken, buttered noodles, beef’n gravy, mashed potatoes along with freshly steamed vegetables… the buffet selections go on and on and on ..… salads, desserts, pies, etc. It’s so good…and worth the effort to get there.  Back in … Continue reading “Paying The Price”

“A Pope of Mercy & Kindness”

A caricature is  “an exaggeration of someone’s characteristic features… often to highlight human shortcomings…. a form of satire.” Hmmmmm. Sometimes they can be funny and harmless, other times they are cutting and hurtful. Joseph Ratzinger was too often described in exaggerated and hurtful ways….e.g.  “God’s Rottweiller”. In truth he was a kind and holy and humble father of the church. … Continue reading “A Pope of Mercy & Kindness”

“The Big MO”

Originally Posted August 25 2021 In Physics, momentum is calculated as the mass times the velocity. For example, a bowling ball (large mass) moving very slowly (low velocity) can have the same momentum as a baseball (small mass) that is thrown fast (high velocity). Ever try to stop a train or battleship, even if they are just creeping along … Continue reading “The Big MO”

“Beware of the Chaos”

Last year we were driving home on the New Jersey Turnpike when a huge thunderstorm overtook us… a deluge; I saw Noah’s ark in the distance.  We were in three lanes of traffic, the wipers were on max, our emergency flashers were on, and you could barely see the car in front of you. I’m still … Continue reading “Beware of the Chaos”

Queen For A Day 

If you’re over a 100  you may remember the T.V. show “Queen For A Day”. It ran from the mid 40’s to mid ‘60’s. Contestants would tell their “stories” and the audience would select the winner … the one who had the roughest situation. The “Queen” would get a crown and robe and sit on a … Continue reading Queen For A Day