A Birthday Reflection

Another year is gone, and another year has come. The older I get the more I see the wisdom of Ecclesiastes. The book is usually thought to have a pessimistic and cranky outlook on life. But I think this is mistaken. The author of Ecclesiastes is a realist, and sometimes the truth hurts. But it … Continue reading A Birthday Reflection

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While the Wind and Waves Worshiped

An amplified retelling of one of my favorite Gospel stories (see Mark 4; c.f. Matthew 8; Luke 8). The shadows of the hilltops surfed across the lake as the sun descended and evening came. As the disciples joined Jesus in the boat, Andrew and Philip grabbed the oars. Judas and Bartholomew gave the boat a final … Continue reading While the Wind and Waves Worshiped