This week in America, we will celebrate our freedom. There’ll be fireworks, parades, flag-waving, patriotic music, and cookouts. No doubt, there will also be demonstrations, protests, and division. Because of our Constitution, we have the freedom to express our opinions and to voice our objections when we disagree with governmental policies […]

Freedom of Two Kinds

Happy Presidents' Day
Today is Presidents’ Day. So what? I remember when Washington’s Birthday and Lincoln’s Birthday were celebrated on different days. I was still in school then, before the Federal government combined the holidays and moved it to the third Monday in February. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the […]

Why Celebrate Presidents’ Day?

The world is at war. But I’m not talking about the kind of war you’re thinking. My pastor on Sunday said, “We live in a world that is at war with God.” It’s hard to disagree. Terrorism, violent protests, broken families, drug abuse, and hateful rants on Facebook–seems like we […]

Battle for Peace

Be patient and lovingly accept each other. Gal. 4:2
“Be humble and gentle in every way. Be patient with each other and lovingly accept each other. Through the peace that ties you together, do your best to maintain the unity that the Spirit gives” (Ephesians 4:2-3, ESV) It’s been a rough week in the evangelical world. Recent revelations in the […]

A Call for Unity

Little girl at the beach
Chasing waves became a great game at the beach for me and my almost-two-year-old granddaughter recently. You know, you walk out just to where the last wave ended. As the next wave comes splashing in, you back up quickly, trying to avoid letting the water “catch” you. She didn’t mind […]

Chasing Waves