I talked with a pastor recently who said of one of his parishioners, “I assume he doesn’t like me.” “Wow,” I said, “Can you read his mind?” “Well, I can tell by how he acts […]
The first words attributed to Jesus in the Gospel of John are addressed to two of John the Baptist’s disciples who are following Jesus. Jesus turns to them and asks, “What do you want?” I […]
In the first chapter of the Gospel of John we read of a day when Jesus passes by John the Baptist and two of his disciples. Seeing Jesus, John the Baptist immediately says to his […]
Back in 1975 when I was in college in Manhattan, Kansas, I met a guy named Larry Londen. He was a city boy from Phoenix, Arizona. I was a small-town boy from Colby, Kansas. We […]
On this day in the church calendar in certain parts of the Christian Church around the world, Holy Innocents Day is celebrated. It is a time for the faithful to remember back to that fateful […]
On December 26th the Church historically celebrates The Feast of St. Stephens and then on the 28th Holy Innocents Day is celebrated. Coming immediately after Christmas, they always seem to catch me off guard. On […]
Today is the 3rd Sunday of Advent. Tonight, friends will come to our home. We will light 3 candles – the first 2 Sundays of Advent we lighted purple candles. Tonight, we will light the pink candle.
On a hot summer day last August, I was thinking back to an early December day when I was in the 4th-grade at Hoxie Elementary School in Hoxie, Kansas. Miss Karnes, my teacher, asked me to choose the Christmas tree for the class.