Hosanna

We have just observed Palm Sunday; the day Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey to initiate the Passion Week of his life culminating in his death, burial, and resurrection.  Sunday school children down through the decades since Sunday Schools were initiated have been given palm branches (or slivers thereof) to commemorate that day when Jesus was welcomed …

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Identity Crisis

Have you ever had an “identity crisis”?  We are in Minot, North Dakota as I write this.  Matt, my daughter Emilee’s husband is in Alabama for six weeks on a training mission.  We took some time to come out here to help Emilee with the kids and be an encouragement to her for part of …

A Good Man Gets There

I was reading in Gen. 44 – 45 about the account of Joseph and his brothers in Egypt. It has often been said that whereas Scripture reveals the sins and failures of her “heroes,” Joseph is left unscathed never being presented in a negative light.  I disagree.  Joseph displays duplicity and disingenuity as he “toys” …

A Song at Midnight

Since Christmas, Michal and I now wander around our suddenly large and quiet house still ringing with the echo’s of “What dis is?” from Draycen, Griffin’s guttural communications, Tootie’s sly and engaging smile, Marcus’ brute strength, and Gunner’s hearty giggle.  We miss the laughter of two sisters spending their last days together for quite a …