The Love of Jesus

Of all the children’s songs kids learn in Sunday school or summer Bible school, “Jesus Loves me” may be the best known—”Yes, Jesus loves me, the Bible tells me so.” There’s and a second verse, not as familiar: “Jesus loves me and he died / Heaven’s...

God is Love

I don’t often get caught up in crazes roiling the internet, but I’ll have to say the current intense focus on events surrounding the death of Gabrielle Petito have gotten my attention. The widespread public engagement has powered a tsunami of supposition and wild...

Endurance

Clicks, info at the finger tips, instant gratification! Endurance isn’t a much-touted character trait in our culture. But things to be endured are piling up. It’s a different scene, and I’m having to remember some everyday, fact-of-life circumstances that, as a...
Trouble

Trouble

bad things happen The title of Rabbi Harold Kushner’s 1981 best seller, When Bad Things Happen to Good People, could be a subtitle of the Bible. Scripture is full of that! Try to find one biblical hero who didn’t walk through a dark cloud of “bad things.” We’ll get to...

Illness

promise of healing With COVID still around, whatever the version, we find ourselves thinking about illness and disease. Lives lost, a considerable impact on all levels of the economy, and personal frustration for every age group are facts of the day. Actually,...