Picture a pastoral setting.
The warm sun is dropping off the horizon.
A shepherd builds a fire against the cool of the evening.
Behind the shepherd, hemmed in by a hillside, is a flock of so sheep.
They are grazing contently, unaware of the wolf hidi...
What did you want to be when you grew up?
And then in adulthood, are you who you thought you would be?
Are you living the way you wanted to?
Is it better or worse than you thought?
Are you living in the place where you want to live?
“The world is going to end.”
We’ve heard those words numerous times in our lives and from every possible source from scientists, to saints, to rogue priests and crackpot astrologists and psychics.
Whole mainstream church congregations have sold everything t...
We hear it a lot…
I’ve even said the same words:
“I don’t think I want to go to church today.”
Where do we even begin to address what’s wrong with that statement?
First, we can say, “Well, the church feeds you.”
Second, we can say, “Well, t...
There is a series of commercials on television recently by an aggressive auto insurance company asking the viewer to consider certain scenarios that happen to us when we have an insurance claim.
In one of the commercials, a woman is talking about how...
When I was 28, one late winter day, I packed everything I had in the back of my Camaro and drove straight to St. Pete Beach in Florida.
I knew a guy in the construction business who could give me a very low-paying job working in his outfit.
Anyone who has been a good parent, sibling, child, spouse, relative or friend has known what it feels like to sit beside another who is grieving.
We try our best to comfort them with our words, but we quickly find out that it’s actu...