Turning Over a New Leaf

Many times, people who have some kind of an epiphany (sudden realization) in their lives determine that they need a fresh beginning.  Many times, this involves what is called “turning over a new leaf”.  It is a determination to start over and really “do it right” this time. Reasons for such sentiments are legion from …

Kisses

You remember the old song by Louis Armstrong; “As Time Goes By”?  The famous opening lyrics are: You must remember thisA kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sighThe fundamental things applyAs time goes by But I wonder if a kiss is just a kiss. In August we enjoyed a family vacation …

Loving Jesus More

Love!  Wow! Has there ever been a more poignant theme as love?  We are told by some that “love makes the world go round”. There are many different kinds of love. There is sacrificial love, friendship love, and erotic love. And there are many things to love in the world. Some of things people love …

The Balm in Gilead

What if you were sick?  I mean really sick with a serious life-threatening disease. But thankfully, there was a physician who was expert in the disease you were suffering and her cure rate was 100%.  Moreover, this doctor was available.  She lived right in your area and there was a spot open on her schedule …

Bandwagon Christianity

There is a phenomenon that has become idiomatic in our culture called “jumping on the bandwagon”.  The phrase was first seen in 1848, when a famous clown named Dan Rice would use his horse drawn circus bandwagon to transport politicians around town while the music attracted the public to an area where campaign speeches were …