Doing and speaking well in politics

Tuesday night, the folks up in Indiana made a couple of hugely important decisions. They effectively determined the presumptive presidential nominee for the Republican Party and they chose to give a Democratic Socialist a stunning victory which logically means the Democratic presidential nominee will not be determined for sure until … Continue reading

100th email/blog

Today marks the 100th one of these email/blog devotionals and commentaries I have written. A few of you have read most, if not all of them. Others, maybe a few along the way. I do hope they have encouraged you to think, to read scripture, to pray and to honor the … Continue reading

A higher standard

While most of the nation was watching the presidential primaries in five northern states last night (probably a small fraction of the nation was actually paying attention) a little known U.S. representative became the first incumbent to lose his seat. Representative Chaka Fattah, an incumbent Democratic congressman from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania … Continue reading

Better than an angel

Today’s passage says simply, “Then an angel from heaven appeared to Him, strengthening Him.” Jesus was in anguish, praying in the Garden of Gethsemane and an angel was sent to Him. While the Bible clearly teaches that angels exist and that they minister even here on earth, there is much … Continue reading

When the world comes to us

I realized today that during a few days time we have enjoyed foods inspired from Colombia, Argentina, Japan, China, India, Mexico, Greece and Thailand. In most of those restaurants, there were folks from those countries actually working to serve or prepare those foods. We are in ol’ southern Tallahassee, but … Continue reading

It’s a boy!

I got a call this morning that my grandchild is a boy. Of course, my mind immediately went to the things I can one day enjoy doing with my grandson. I use the word “my” not in some sort of emotionally unhealthy self-possession, but rather for me and Kathy, “he” … Continue reading

Into the darkness

Our world is insane. The people in it really need Jesus. And, that is not an exaggeration. It is tempting to get angry at our corner of the world and those who seem to hold sway over her culture. But, anger does little good. I’m not saying we shouldn’t have … Continue reading