Young Joe

Joe was born with a twisted leg and a crooked foot. He was a smallish boy who quit growing at 5’5”. Like the stand beneath a globe, Joe’s diminutive frame supported a large head . He had a sharp mind. Raised as a Catholic, Joe excelled in school and graduating at the top of his class. In…

Hannah’s Gift

Hannah was so desperate to have a child that she made a vow to the Lord, “O LORD of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a son, then I will give him to the LORD all…

Take a Break

Back in the spring of ’81 I was going through a breakup with a girl that I thought I loved while living on canned corn and Kraft macaroni and cheese in a run down apartment with my two best friends who were in nearly as much distress as me. I tried to make ends meet…

What’s the deal with he church and the gays?

One of our church members wrote me a thoughtful question about why the church today seems to be so hung up on homosexuality. She has several friends and acquaintances that are involved in homosexuality and she wanted to know what the Christlike response should be. I think this is a great question, particularly in light…