Barbara loves to watch and feed the birds. On our patio, she has a special place for the hummingbird. They are the speed-king of the feathered kingdom. Flashing its colors in flight, it can fly forward, backward, up, down, sideways or sit in sheer space between its blurred wings. The male ruby-throated hummingbird has a Read more
ARCHIVE July, 2010
Most people have the idea that to be a devoted Christian they are required to be a certain kind of person. And that is correct, they must be! A person must be a sinner; not a saint! This is so contrary to the normal concept. And it was such an irritation to the religious leaders in Read more
We are vacationing at Leech Lake in Northern Minnesota, and today it’s raining so I’ll write this newsletter a day earlier than usual. When we want to get to the point in a conversation, we often say “to put it simply.” Yet so much confusion exists in spiritual matters, we seldom hear Biblical matter put Read more
What marvels the ads for the new cell phones offer! Access–instant access–anywhere, anytime. (Of course there must be a phone at the other end!) But–instant? One may be able to “call home” across the continent from a moving car or while hiking in the woods, but try a simple call to an office in the Read more
This weekend as Americans we celebrate freedom. The Greek philosopher, Epictetus, said, “No man is free who is not master of himself.” If we are free, how can we explain the addictions of drink and drugs, of chain-smoking, the slavery of passion and pleasure?