“Now He also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt: “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and began praying this in regard toContinue Reading

When I was a younger man, my mother, and father began to foster children from broken homes to give them a new start.   One of the young children who came to live with them had been severely neglected and abused. She would flinch when someone would move their arm aroundContinue Reading

As I was meditating on the gospel for today, the word dog, as it often does, struck me as harsh. The term used there is “κυναρίοις(kunariois),” which has more of the meaning of puppy. It still has that harsh sting since the Jewish people saw dogs and pigs as scavengers,Continue Reading

I watched a short video on TikTok by a fellow who debates people on what looks like a college campus about Jesus Christ. A young, angry student was shouting at him. “How convenient of you to use the Bible to argue for Jesus. Show me the doctor’s records. Show meContinue Reading

I have a friend who lives in Baltimore.   He is more like a son than a friend.   His ethnic heritage includes a heavy dose of Puerto Rican blood.   One day he was talking about how tired he was of rice and how he had it at every meal.  I mentionedContinue Reading

“In 1787 I’m told Our founding fathers did agree To write a list of principles For keepin’ people free The U.S.A. was just startin’ out A whole brand-new country And so our people spelled it out The things that we should be And they put those principles down on paperContinue Reading

A ship was returning to her home port after a long deployment out to sea. The sailors manned the rails in their dress uniforms. There was an excitement in the air. They were anxious to get home to see their families they had been away from for so long. TheContinue Reading