A Boon for My Soul

I know nothing about physical therapy but several years ago got to observe a pediatric physical therapist at work. I sat in a corner while a little girl played across the room on one of those plastic playsets for 30 minutes. At the end of the session, the physical therapist turned to the girl’s mother … Continue reading A Boon for My Soul

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2018 Year in Review

2018 was almost as good as 2016 and 17 weren’t.  Three quarters of this year, in fact, was not just relatively good, but exceptionally so. In no particular order (well, in some cases certain things are logically paired like two and three, eight and nine, ten and eleven), here’s a sampling of the most memorable … Continue reading 2018 Year in Review

A Feasted Soul

Appetites shimmy with glee, saliva pools in our mouths, stomachs churn impatiently. Today, we will feast on the bounty placed before us. Succulent meats, savory sides, hearty stuffing, and decadent pies release aromas signaling the time has come. An enticing invitation Long ago the Lord invited the hungry and thirsty to come, buy with no … Continue reading A Feasted Soul

No Longer Strangers: A Biblical Framework for Loving our Immigrant Neighbor Well

This morning I’ll be speaking with you briefly about the framework the Bible provides for how to love the immigrant. I also want to let you know up front what this talk isn’t about: immigration policy. I’m not even really going to talk about how we as Americans should think about immigrants, but about how … Continue reading No Longer Strangers: A Biblical Framework for Loving our Immigrant Neighbor Well