Growing up around my father’s family, one of the rites of passage was playing cards, specifically poker, with the grown-ups. Most of the kids in the family learned to play solitaire, rummy, Tripoley, and other card games before graduating to playing poker. As kids, we would get a deck of cards and learn the various … Continue reading Having Perspective I
In the late nineteenth century, an archaeologist was getting ready to travel to the jungles of Darkest Peru in South America. He was looking for evidence of a great past civilization he had read about in the journals of a Catholic priest. The priest had written about certain artifacts that were shown to him by … Continue reading The Wisdom of James: A Prayer of Faith
I am, and have long been, been a student of history. My father went back and forth in his library selection from fiction to nonfiction and usually the nonfiction was something biographical or historical, which makes sense given that he studied it in college. So, I found myself at first, reading histories of wars and … Continue reading The Wisdom of James: Hearing and Doing
I was first introduced to running as a sport at Stewart Middle School, in the sixth grade. Every other day, we would go through the ritual of dressing out – putting on our gym clothes – and walking from the gym to a field that had a quarter mile dirt track. There were markers to … Continue reading The Wisdom of James: Trials and Temptations
To see the video version of this sermon, click here. I want you to take a little imaginative journey today, one which will ask us to use a little creativity of the mind. It’s sort of a little play that I want you to see in your mind’s eye as I describe it and visualize … Continue reading The Wisdom of James: Poverty & Wealth
Moving can be a bit of a pain. And things that you don’t normally think about as being that important can begin to take on greater importance than you might otherwise realize. Case in point, getting a new driver’s license and new tags from the DMV. Getting these is a requirement within forty-five days of … Continue reading The Wisdom of James: Faith and Wisdom
Armor up (prepare yourself with these elements of faith) for the mission of loving God and others.