Authenticity

Authenticity

Yahweh gave the Israelites Ten Commandments. But in order to “keep” them, rabbis down through the ages have “condensed” those ten commandments into a mere 613 rules to live by. Modern living has further complicated things, so now those 613 rules are interpreted by...
Growing Old Together

Growing Old Together

Recently, I had the opportunity to spend time with some wonderful friends whom I have known for 20-30 years. You can imagine the memories we share. We remember how each of us came to know the Lord. We remember being there when the first of our kids became a teenager...
What’s Next?

What’s Next?

I have a terminal disease. Now before you grab for your phone to reach out and love on me a bit, stop and consider the truth that we all have a terminal disease. To help build and maintain perspective, ancient merchants used to write on the front page of their...
We Wet Our Pants Once Too!

We Wet Our Pants Once Too!

I love this story. It begins with a nine-year-old boy sitting at a desk in a third-grade classroom. Suddenly, there is a puddle between his feet and the front of his pants are wet. He thinks his heart is going to stop because he cannot possibly imagine how this has...
Silly Laws

Silly Laws

A while back, I found a web site full of non sensical laws. Let me share a few with you. The anti-NRA folks will be pleased to know that it is illegal to shoot any game in California from a moving vehicle, unless it is a whale. And whether they are shooting or not, no...
How Much Is Enough? (What does it take to be happy?)

How Much Is Enough? (What does it take to be happy?)

I like to chew on things when I am on a road trip. Nuts and chips work. The sweet and sour candies are a good choice. But my favorite is probably licorice. I like both the black and red versions. So, on a trip over this past Christmas break, I stocked up on some...