One Thing You Lack

One Thing You Lack  For many Christians, the story is a familiar one. A wealthy young man approaches Jesus and asks, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” (Mark 10:17-22) Upon Jesus reminding him of several commandments, … Continued

The Wisdom of Cutting Back

Any darn fool can make something complex; it takes a genius to make something simple.  –Pete Seeger, folk singer Immediately He made the disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side, while He sent … Continued

The Distracted Soul

Good intentions. Some say that the road to hell is paved with them. So is the winding path to spiritual anemia. Don’t almost all Christians have good intentions? Don’t we all want to draw closer to God, live out the … Continued

Are You Spiritually Parched?

The advent of global warming has resulted in some crazy weather conditions across the globe. Throughout the course of history, famines have not been uncommon, but some geographic areas are now seeing droughts of record proportions. Only a few months … Continued

It’s Time to Ban Dark-Colored Hoodies!

Having spent far too much time meticulously watching local news reports out of Pittsburgh, I have come to the conclusion that most of the reported crimes are committed by people wearing dark-colored hoodies. For the life of me, I can’t … Continued

Why Government Leaders Ignore the Root Causes of Violence

Every time a mass shooting occurs in the U.S., our government leaders rise to the occasion by proclaiming the need for change. Those who are sincere will usually push hard for gun control while ignoring the root causes that have … Continued

How You Can Help to Prevent Mass Shootings

It has been several days since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and I am still struggling to process the reality of such a horrible event. Other mass shootings in recent years have scarred communities, but this one has … Continued

Discovering the Antidote for the Deadly NV Virus

I am certain that I caught the deadly and destructive NV virus at a very young age–my first clear memories of its influence dating back to the first grade. My aunt had recently given birth to a baby girl and … Continued

Identity – The Issue of the Ages

Have you ever wondered what it is that motivates people toward extreme behavior? What drives a successful athlete to sacrifice his body for the sake of a trophy? What compels a celebrity to say and do almost unspeakable things to … Continued