How do I show love?

The holiday of love took place this past week — Valentine’s Day. I think you would have to live in a cave in the USA to not┬áhave known what was happening on February 14 — love was everywhere. Even our rough and gruff Human Resources director sheepishly left the office, telling me that he might … More How do I show love?

Are you marked?

I have always found that when God wants to get a message across, He finds avenues to have it repeated until it sinks in to the mind of His children. Remember how Jesus asked Peter three times: “Do you love me?” With all the noise of the world today, sometimes it is hard to hear … More Are you marked?

Make me lie down

Tonight I was with a small group of the faithful for a time of prayer at our church, and we did some reflection on Psalm 23. It is such a beautiful psalm of comfort, and now, back at home, I’ve turned off the TV to simply swim in it some more. One of my seminary … More Make me lie down

Death and Taxes

It is widely believed to be Benjamin Franklin who said: “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” So, it’s January, and once again I’m faced with both. Just this week, I received my annual tax email from our accountant to say it’s time to get things together, and … More Death and Taxes


I recently attended a wedding in Tennessee. While that, in and of itself, is not unusual (there are weddings every day in Tennessee), this one was perhaps more out of the ordinary for most folks from these parts. For, this wedding took place in a Coptic Orthodox Church. Immediately, upon entering, my mind returned to … More Vernacular


Written: October 21, 2016 Many of us know the verses about putting on the full armour of God — why? “so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against … the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of … More Impulsiveness

Called by Name

Written: October 15, 2016 Do you remember the story of when Mary was crying by the tomb, and she didn’t recognize Jesus, until he called her by name? (John 20:10-18…just in case). Last night, when Nermin was reading to me from Raouf’s journal, something struck me — He wrote down the names of every person … More Called by Name