The lost art of front porch sitting

The lost art of front porch sitting

Early Spring, I moved from my old-fashioned house with a wrap-around porch to an upscale suburb. Jogging past the crepe myrtles gracing my neighbor...

August 14th, 2017 updated: August 15th, 2017. |  


Struggling to keep PBS

Struggling to keep PBS

It’s not the first time that the Corporation for Public Broadcasting has faced the threat of extinction from federal and Congressional budget pr...

August 11th, 2017 |  


Whispering and gossip

Whispering and gossip

The Bible is not kind towards gossip, or, as some translations render it, whispering.Consider: “A perverse man sows strife, and a whisperer sepa...

August 10th, 2017 |  


Walking on waterMatthew 14: 22-32

Walking on waterMatthew 14: 22-32

Today’s Bible story is from Matthew 14: 22-32. It’s about one of Jesus’ Disciples, Simon Peter, who for a moment became afraid to tr...

August 10th, 2017 |  


How can you stand when shadows stand on your soul?

How can you stand when shadows stand on your soul?

Everything casts a shadow. We often find ourselves positioned with those things that cast a shadow, like the shadow cast by a passing cloud, a tree, o...

August 10th, 2017 |  


Worries withhold worship

Worries withhold worship

Worries withhold worship.That’s not a good thing. We’re called to worship.“But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now&#...

August 10th, 2017 |  


More than helpful hints

More than helpful hints

I recall once being given the privilege of being privy to a conversation held by a trio of ladies who were comparing notes on how the turbulence of th...

August 10th, 2017 |  


Birth to your four inner directions

Birth to your four inner directions

Pointing the headboard in the direction of the North Pole would have resulted in my birth being less problematic—that is according to my mama. W...

August 7th, 2017 |  


No responsible way to sin

No responsible way to sin

There is no responsible way to play Russian Roulette.This is a thesis which one hopes is both non-controversial and almost universally agreed upon.For...

August 3rd, 2017 |  


Light can be frightening….When you do not know what it is

Light can be frightening….When you do not know what it is

Two younger brothers had just finished watching “Friday Night Frights,” a weekly series of scary stories featured on a certain Baltimore T...

August 3rd, 2017 |