Faith

Are Christians Judgemental?

Polling shows that one of the main reasons people stay away from church is that they see Christians as judgmental. Why go to a place where people make you feel worse about yourself than you do already? Or tell you there is something wrong with you when you’ve just...

In God’s Economy…

      “Where’s my coin of the realm?” he asked, patting his empty pocket and scanning the dresser top. “Aha!” He palmed the silver plastic token that his friend Bill had given him. Squinting at the inscription, because he hadn’t found his glasses...

Choose Wisely, Grasshopper

As part of a Bible study on discipleship, our pastor assigned the book The Trouble with Jesus by Joseph M. Stowell, author, past president of the Moody Bible Institute and the current Teaching Pastor at Harvest Bible Chapel. He begins his book by reflecting on the...

Mothers in Need of Others – A Small Organization with a Big Scope

Recently, I spoke with Maria Wehrle, founder and director of Mothers in Need of Others (MINO). In 2004 she took a “spiritual gifts” class at church, hoping to learn what she might do next with her life. It was the last day of class, and Maria, a mother of six, had not...

Hidden Boat

Years ago, I came upon a quirky piece of art. At first glance, it looked like a picture made up of thousands of shards of colored pieces. Colorful, but where was the artistry? (Clearly, I’m not a fan of modern art. I like an apple to look like an apple.) The more I...

The Building

For all I know, by the time you read this post, we may have witnessed the first salvo of a European war. European war. Those words belong to my parents’ generation, not mine. We baby boomers lived through the Cold War and the Viet Nam war, and the wars in the...