Then he said to her, “For saying that, you may go — the demon has left your daughter.” —┬áMark 7:29. Before curing the gentile’s daughter Jesus had refused to help. He was tired and needed rest. But he changed his mind after the woman uttered one of the most famous lines in history — “even…

Read More

This Lent, I am using up a lot of my prayer time on peace in the Ukraine and the people of the Ukraine and Russia. I don’t understand the “Why.” Then again history records a lot of wars where the “why” is lost. It would be funny if war wasn’t so horrible, to listen to…

Read More

Then he went home. —┬áMark 3:19b. My mother’s last words were that she was going “home.” The word “home” has a unique meeting for each of us. For many of us it is where we go for rest, renewal, and refreshment. Those who work with the “homeless” tell me that having a place is the…

Read More

Often overlooked during Lent is the study discipline. When I was a child, my parents emphasized sacrifice (i.e. oatmeal raisin cookies) but never mentioned study. Study entered my Lenten discipline when Suzy and I returned to Little Rock and we started attending Trinity. At first, we participated in the wonderful Shrove Tuesday dinner and the…

Read More

Today is the two year anniversary of COVID officially becoming a pandemic. Remember how we were all frightened. There was a commonality in our concern. Pre-mask mandates, surplus checks, and vaccinations, we worried about our neighbors and those who put their life on their lines to makes sure we had health care and groceries. We…

Read More