Through the course of my lifetime, there have been catastrophic tragedies of incredible magnitude, both on a local and global level. While I was moved with compassion for the victims of the devastating earthquake of 1989, it wasn't until I actually lived in California that the reality of it hit home to me. As for the recent tsunamis in the Indian Ocean and more recently in Japan, I confess that I … [Read more...]

A Heart Like Hers

Luke 1:38 "Then Mary said to the angel, 'I am the Lord's maidservant. May it be according to your word.' And the angel departed from her" It's Christmas time. The best time of year for so many reasons, not the least of which is the opportunity to discuss my favorite Biblical character, Mary. Every Christmas pageant and every nativity scene portrays the young mother as a voiceless, ethereal … [Read more...]