I. What We Share with Others Share and Share Alike As human beings, we know something of who we are by where we came from. Many of us identify ourselves by both the place we were born and the family we were born into. Being a Jarrell from Marietta, Georgia is very different than being … Continue reading What is a Methodist I
SHocking The eighteenth century was an age of fascination with electricity. Scientists were experimenting with things that created current to try and understand the way electricity worked. People were playing with things called static generators: a ball of sulfur or glass spun around while rubbing a hand or a woolen cloth on the outer glass. … Continue reading Living VIII: Pentecost
Being Catholic Liturgy can open the world to some interesting questions. The things we say and do as part of our worship services introduce ideas to people that they may never have heard before, especially if they have never been in a church as part of our denomination. Of course, sometimes people who have attended … Continue reading Living VII: Unity
In my former life, I dealt with computers daily before it was common to deal with computers daily. I worked with some of the earliest graphic design software – things like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator – before they were the industry standard. In those early days, we could expect a new software update about once … Continue reading Musings: How do we stay ahead of things so that we don’t get left behind?
Seeing is believing I have always been fascinated with the mechanical workings of God’s Creation. Whether it is the physics behind the crashing of the waves or the intricate beauty of a flower, I could easily spend hours wondering about the nature of nature itself. One of the great marvels of nature is the human … Continue reading Living VI: The Advocate
My grandfather was what you might have termed, a rounder. He had a very colorful life with many interesting adventures before he came to the faith somewhat later in life. My grandfather’s conversion made life interesting for my mother and her brothers and sisters, since the older ones knew him first as the rounder and … Continue reading Musings: How Much Truth Do We Really Want?
The year was 1966. The war in Vietnam was being ratcheted up by Washington with President Johnson vowing that the 250,000 troops in South Vietnam would stay until the aggression was ended, a move that countered the Soviet Union’s insistence that the US leave. We soldiered on with the Cold War, The Space Race, and … Continue reading Living V: Love One Another