…the parched land shall become a pool, and the thirsty lands springs of water…(Isaiah 35:7)

Is the Boy Scouts of America Really Trying to Be Like the Church?

On the surface, it seems like a well-meaning offer. Why not at least make an effort to include youth? Deep down, I find it offensive on a couple of fronts.

My Dog, the Scriptorian

I had just taken a shower and was putting on my shirt when I walked into the family room. There on my wife’s recliner, lay Barney. He gave me his usual “Please don’t eat me” look and wagged his tail.

The Meaning of Pain

I have always thought that pain was just part of my condition as a mortal, part of my schooling as a disciple, and part of the test that life is meant to be. I’ve also thought of pain as a message and a diagnostic tool. We know what is wrong by where and how it hurts.

The Parable of the Driftwood

I’ve always had a great love of the sea. To some extent I suppose it’s genetic at least on my mother’s side of the family.Sometimes ┬áit feels really good to get away for a few hours. Sometimes I even learn a few things about myself or life in general while walking on the beach. This […]