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Killer

I kill people all the time. I try not to. I've been working on it. But then another news story airs about another slimy politician and I find myself yelling at the TV, belittling the person, creating fresh insults, and…
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Ashes to Joy

In early Lent I posted the following as my Facebook status, "I am brimming full of joy!" My liturgically minded friends quickly weighed in: "Well, stop it! It's Lent," wrote one. "Here, here! Ashes. Death. Sin. Think on these things,"…
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Spring Training for Pentecost

This verse from Song of Songs brings to mind two people at the same time. The first is long-time Detroit Tigers announcer Ernie Harwell, who would use this verse to open the broadcast season from spring training. The second person…
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For All the Saints

NOVEMBER 2007: INSIDE OUT These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised. God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect. --Heb 11:39-40…
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Faithful Doubters

Thomas is the kind of guy anyone would want on her team. He was loyal, he was brave, he assessed situations well, and he wasn't prone to flights of fancy. When Jesus decided to go to Bethany to raise Lazarus,…