Jesus Pulls Back the Curtain

For those old enough to remember, when it comes to curtains or doors, the image which comes to mind is the face of the venerable Monty Hall of Let’s Make a Deal presenting an outrageously costumed person with the option of Curtain #1, Curtain #2 or Curtain #3. Of...

Four Gospels – One Jesus

Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. These are the names of the men who wrote the biographies of the life of the most famous and influential person in the history of the world – Jesus Christ. Each author, in his own unique way, presents Jesus as the one and only Savior which...

The Fireworks Life

The fireworks were shockingly spectacular this year. For the first fifteen minutes of the New Year we were surrounded by a furious array of sights and sounds which seemed to take our breath away. And then, as quickly as it started, everything began to quiet down....

Newton’s Third Law of Motion & Christmas

What is true in physics is also true in the human heart when it is confronted with what happened at Christmas. An individual who truly understands and believes the message that God became a human being in the person of Jesus Christ cannot walk away from it and ever be...

The Longest Step

Taking the first step in reconciling with another person very often doesn’t even involve moving our feet, but it can be the most challenging of experiences we go through in life. The need for reconciliation means we are in conflict with someone. In other words, we’re...

How Do You Think He Feels about Them?

Imagine the emotions of joy, relief and gratitude which rushed through the man bobbing to keep his head above water when he looked up and saw the rescue diver being lowered to save him. He was helpless and he knew it. Without the helicopter pilot and diver, he was a...

This Ain’t No Pep Rally

Pep rallies are a part of high school. And even though most of us weren’t part of the athletic activities, we still felt it important to scream, jump and clap our hands to encourage those participating to do their best. If it wasn’t stated explicitly, we all thought...

What Do You Look for In a Coffin?

What a creepy question! Who wants to leaf through a catalogue of caskets comparing interior and exterior designs? Many of us make general funeral arrangements, but coffin specifics, not many. From a purely logical point of view, however, there might be reason to give...

Caring in a Cold World

It’s an old but timeless story. A young boy runs along the seashore crowded with beached starfish. One by one he gently takes each star fish into his hands, runs as far into the ocean as he can and then with all his might, hurls the starfish back to safety. Nearby a...

The Freedom Confusion

People may claim that freedom is being able to do what one wants, however, history demonstrates that the unrestrained pursuit of satisfying our desires leads to a slavery which often produces a completely destructive lifestyle. True freedom is the ability to say “no”...