The Silver Coins – A Parable

Once there lived a father and a son. The father loved his son very much as did the son love his father. One day the father said to his son, “You’re old enough now to perform a chore for me. I want you to take this silver coin, travel across the country and deliver itContinue reading “The Silver Coins – A Parable”

It’s All in a Song

It’s funny. If you take a song, any one song, and play it at different times of the day, it can have a whole different meaning, or evoke different feelings. Let’s take Jackie Wilson’s “Your Love (Keeps Lifting Me Higher)” for example. That song works best in the car, at night with the windows down.Continue reading “It’s All in a Song”

Genesis According to Disney

It is said that all great stories derive from the Bible. I emphasize that it’s not all intentional, but just for fun, I couldn’t help pulling a few biblical inspirations from some our favorite Disney films. More to come later. In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1) …He separated the lightContinue reading “Genesis According to Disney”

A Little Damaged

You may remember the event that took place on September 21, 2005. For the first time since 9/11 the nation stood still and almost every eye was on their TV set or ear on the radio. Once again, fellow Americans were in aerial danger. One hundred forty passengers and six crew members were gripped inContinue reading “A Little Damaged”

What Harry Potter is Teaching Me So Far…

Don’t judge me. It’s been a couple of years since the last Harry Potter movie came out, and I’m just now watching them all for the first time. I read the books years back, and they were a bit underwhelming – I guess after all the hype I expected something more. Don’t worry – I’ll be revisitingContinue reading “What Harry Potter is Teaching Me So Far…”

Everyday Orphans

Think about the first image that comes to your mind when you hear the word “orphan.” Most of us think immediately of a poor, desolate child staring at you with big eyes, and skinny arms and legs, with loose rags for clothes. This is a very true image of an orphan, yet the idea ofContinue reading “Everyday Orphans”

Victory Through Tragedy

On this particularly difficult day in America, I’d like for us to take a moment and pray for those who were directly affected by the 9/11 terror attacks twelve years ago. Pray for their hearts, wounded and salted by this anniversary. Pray for their courage as they seek a nearly unreachable forgiveness. Pray for theirContinue reading “Victory Through Tragedy”