The joy of the Lord is our strength; and laughter, as the wise man said, is the best medicine. This may go a long way to explaining why western culture has become so weak and sick. In his book, A Study of History, Historian Arnold Toynbee studied 28 great civilizations … [Read more...] about When the Laughter Dies
Just a Thought
For better or worse, sometimes I only have a single, unqualified thought. This seemed as good a place as any to drop off some shareable quotes, poetry and a nuisance idea for those who need a shot.
This time of year always brings a flurry of faith flicks on which to spend our hard-earned frog skins. As one Hollywood Producer said regarding our Easter festivities, “There's an untapped and profitable market here.” Profiteering from religion aside for the moment, what … [Read more...] about Faith Flicks and Frog Skins
Good Friday. It was the last Passover before His death. Jesus held Himself in His own hands and broke what He held as bread for the world. No one made Him do it. He laid His life down of His own accord, and when He was ready, He took it up again. When Abraham was told by God … [Read more...] about Broken Bread
There is an old saying that, "You become like the people you hang 'round." This is true, as far as it goes - which is usually downward. Holiness is not contagious. But Man, in his fallen state, can and will pollute what he touches. Throughout scripture, goodness is not the … [Read more...] about On Being Made Clean
What should the world see when it looks at us? It should see Jesus Christ. Not a list of man-made regulations under which to bury Him, and not something approximating Oprah at a rave party. Our actions and our speech are always pointing somewhere. Either we are saying and … [Read more...] about Full of Grace and Truth