Unnatural Disasters

My week started with a glimpse of heaven. I attended a worship service where all the ethnic churches of the Tennessee Baptist Convention were gathered. I listened to the beautiful Korean choir, enjoyed the sways of the Sudanese singers and gloried in my Lord, as we sang “How Great is our God” in multiple languages. … More Unnatural Disasters

Post tenebras lux

I was locked inside the library with my boss and co-worker on Saturday. The building was surrounded by barricades and police. I could see snipers on the rooftops overlooking our downtown square. A garbage truck was parked in the middle of the street to keep someone from using a vehicle as a weapon. And still … More Post tenebras lux

No exemptions

Have you ever wanted to just “go off the grid” and hide from the troubles of this world? I’ve seriously considered it more than once in the last 50 years. It seems between natural and man-made disasters, the world is coming to an end. I have friends who have stopped watching the news; they claim it’s … More No exemptions

What sets you apart?

I’ve been going back to my childhood recently watching “Family Affair”, an old 70s TV show that depicted Brian Keith as an uncle who took in his late brother’s three children. One of my favorite characters is Mr. French, the English butler. He is very distinguished, but can be a wonderful, loving friend to the … More What sets you apart?

Do not shrink back

While social media posts usually receive a quick perusal at best, I find some draw me in or require a response. Since I didn’t want to “start something” on my friend’s post,(actually I did post one response), I have been thinking a lot about it. Several questions were asked: Is there a God? I don’t … More Do not shrink back

Old Friends

“It’s amazing that after 27 years, we can pick up like we’ve never been apart.” That’s what a retired missionary to Venezuela said as we ate dinner. They’d driven to the conference from South Texas and visited friends along the way. There’s a bond in this group as I hear snippets of conversations on our … More Old Friends