Abundant Life

In an abortion first it is necessary to deny a child’s existence and then to deny it life. In preparation for Easter may we spend time to mourn our loss as a nation for the many who will never try on little shoes or buy an Easter dress. But our Good Shepherd knows each one…

The New People

For the entire ten years we lived in a rural Pennsylvania community we were considered the “New People”. I felt better when I learned that there were other “New People” just up the road from us.  They were from New Jersey and had lived there since the 1950’s! In a more serious light the hysteria…

A 2 Way Street

In our backyard is a lemon tree that loves to give fruit. Every year right after Christmas you will find it loaded with hundreds of lemons. No one has ever done any pruning spraying or fertilizing. It loves where it lives. I have discovered that its secret is in its flowers. Each year in early…

Daily Bread

Tonight my wife was in a baking mood so she decided we are having homemade bread. The aroma of it in the oven is enough to get my taste buds tuned up for the big pot of chile simmering on the stovetop. When Jesus taught us to pray for daily bread it was not only…

Preparing a Home

The only thing I knew about my surgeon was His name. I never had so much as sat with him for coffee or met his family. But on date I was given for surgery I obediently came and allowed an anesthesiologist to put me under. When I awoke the procedure was over. Though I had…