Crucified with Christ

Once near the end of his life Samuel Clemens was so sick that the newspaper reported that he had died. When Mr Clemens awoke to read story he quipped “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated!” Paul shares a similarly astonishing report with his friends at church. He was in fact dead! But hold…

Places where I’ve Been

I have not been to Israel To touch its Holy sites Nor to the Sea of Galilee Where You taught your disciples But Your voice that calmed a storm Has spoken in my mind And Your hands that healed the sick Have gently taken mine And the Lord of all the earth Has walked with…

Eternal Returns

I got short changed at the farmers market. I lost my leys in the parking lot(I think). We went through the train museum at a run and I am still a little sore from surgery. What a great day! But if I had spent the day alone and come home with my keys my money…

The Biggest Mountain

… if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you Matthew 17:20b Maybe when you have heard this verse mentioned it was used in the context of a surgery to be faced, a marital…

Did Jesus come to end poverty?

“For Mother Teresa, poverty and sickness were gifts that provided the opportunity to develop one’s connection with God. Her mission was not so much to alleviate suffering but to ensure it happened within a framework of religious belief.”    George Gillett from The West’s big lie about Mother Teresa in Salon Magazine January 3.2016 In his…