Football Foolishness

 I played football in high school and loved the crash and bash. Just what a young buck needed to bled off enough energy to sleep at night.  But our society has gotten unbalanced about football.    The stadium was full at Happy Valley.  Penn State was due to play Michigan on November 13, 2021.  Both … Continue reading Football Foolishness

The Name No One Knows

Revelation 2:17 is an encouragement.  To him who overcomes, I (Jesus Christ) I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give him a white stone with a new name on it, known only to him who receives it.   I believe people long to be sympathetically understood.  I do.  A frequent attitude … Continue reading The Name No One Knows

Surprising Result

Colossians 1:11 leaped out me . . . flashing like a neon sign.  It reports a surprising result.  What would you expect from “. . . being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might?”  With all that spiritual fire-power (“strengthened with all power” and “according to His glorious might”) I would expect that … Continue reading Surprising Result

Forced From The Ideal

Leadership is never easy.  It wasn’t for Moses.  It won’t be for us.    The Ideal   Twice in Matthew 19:1-12 our Lord called the discussion back to the ideal, saying that marriage was permanent. One man, one woman, for life. That was the ideal;   what God intended from the very beginning of civilization and what … Continue reading Forced From The Ideal

Canary in the Cage (Philip’s Funeral)

I laughed until the tears rolled down my cheeks, insisting that I wanted a square hat like the Anglican clergymen who officiated at Prince Philip’s funeral.  I also told my son that a cape like another official wore would make a grand birthday present.  Credit: Allan Warren, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons I … Continue reading Canary in the Cage (Philip’s Funeral)