God, We Trust You, Sort Of

Faith and the man that fell off the cliff A man fell off a cliff, but managed to grab a tree limb on the way down. The following conversation ensued: “Is anyone up there?” “I am here. I am the Lord. Do you believe me?” “Yes, Lord, I believe. I really believe, but I can’t…

On The Road to Bethlehem

We all know that the Christmas story is the greatest story ever told.  But what do you figure it was like from Mary and Joseph’s perspective?  I mean, what did it feel like in the moment?  I have a hunch that the greatest story ever told started out like the worst day of Mary and…

Through Disappointment and Success

Job lost it all.  All of his children, his wealth and his health. All that was left was a nagging wife who told him, “Curse God and die.” Thanks a lot. Job 13:15  “Though He slay Me, I will hope in Him.” HUH? How do you get to that point?  How do you accept life’s…

Faith is a fine Invention

A man fell off a cliff, but managed to grab a tree limb on the way down. The following conversation ensued: “Is anyone up there?” “I am here. I am the Lord. Do you believe me?” “Yes, Lord, I believe. I really believe, but I can’t hang on much longer.” “That’s all right; if you…

A Leap from the Lion’s Head

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was the third of Spielberg’s classic adventure stories.  Jones, played by Harrison Ford, has been looking for the Holy Grail.  Now he must pass through a series of challenges with only the barest clues of a riddle to protect him. Jones made it through the first challenge of swinging…

Don’t Worry, Be Faithful

If you had to produce a top-ten list of modern problems, Worry would have to be in the top five. We are a worrying nation. We worry about global warming and the price of oil. We worry about terrorism and the growing national debt. We worry about health. Some worry about their children. Other’s worry…