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...

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...

Serendipity aka God

Deism is a philosophy popular in the 17th and 18th centuries. It asserted God created the world but does not interact with people. I suppose it let God off the hook when wars, plagues and other disasters occurred; there was no reason to blame Him or ask why. But then,...

Ho-Hum

Christmas Now As I get older, Christmas becomes more about the Incarnation than Santa and all our treasured traditions. Some understandably dread Christmas. But even the most eager revelers may feel like the Santa in the picture by December 26. Personally, I’m not a...

Another Group to Hate

I really don’t have time for my new assignment. A new group to hate. I can’t keep up with the workload already. Republicans hate Democrats. Democrats hate Republicans. Liberals hate conservatives. Conservatives hate liberals. Then there’s the old standbys —Black...