God Pitched His Tent

I recently watched an episode of ‘Running Wild with Bear Grylls’ featuring actor Michael B Jordan. You may remember Michael from the movies ‘Creed’ and ‘Black Panther.’ In short, Michael B. Jordan looks like he can handle an adventure. Nonetheless, as Bear and Michael climbed a sheer cliff and rappelled

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A One-Legged Starling

One of the features of our backyard is birdbaths. We have two of them. And with the birdbaths come birds. All kinds of them. While the high flying Canadian Geese and various duck species pass over and ignore the offer of water in our birdbaths, they do attract many other

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Was Kobe Bryant a Follower of Jesus?

It’s been all over the news. Kobe Bryant, one of the greatest basketball players of all time, together with his daughter Gianna and seven others died untimely deaths in a helicopter crash last Sunday. The outpouring of emotion and the tributes to those who died have been very moving. When

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First, Repent

As the season of Lent draws near, I would like to invite you to join me again this year in a day of repentance on Ash Wednesday, February 26th.  As Martin Luther noted in the first of his ninety-five theses: “When our Lord and Master Jesus Christ said, ‘Repent’ (Mt

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