To Love Somebody

"To Love Somebody" is a song written by Barry and Robin Gibb.  Barry was the lead singer for a group known as the Bee Gees and the song was released by the Bee Gees from their international debut album, Bee Gees 1st, in 1967.  The song was not an immediate smash hit although it did rise to #17 on the Charts …

Dog Vomit

I just read that dog ownership is up to about 68 percent in American homes.  It is a sharp increase in the last few years from somewhere in the mid-fifties.  Dog people are gaining; cat people are in the increasing minority.  The war, I am sure will continue. What is it about dogs that so …

Is Your Life Trivial?

Years ago, a game came out called “Trivial Pursuit”. Wikipedia Says, “Trivial Pursuit is a board game from Canada in which winning is determined by a player's ability to answer general knowledge and popular culture questions (hence 'Trivial things').  The game was created on December 15, 1979 in Montreal in Quebec, by Canadian Chris Haney, a photo editor for Montreal's The Gazette, and Scott Abbott, a sports editor …

Shaken?

What would it take to “shake” your faith in Jesus Christ and the gospel? Do you know that there is a movement of self-declared apostates who are leading a “de-conversion” movement of former evangelicals and fundamentalists?  They write books, blog, have web-sites, etc., and are devoted to bringing you from the “dark side” (i.e. historical …

Afraid of the Dark

When I was a boy, my father built a very nice bedroom down in the basement for my two brothers and myself; Rick who was one year older than I was and Gary who was two years older.  The basement was a walkout so we actually had two full sized windows in our room; it …

Whatcha Readin’?

In the ministry I am often asked, “What are you reading these days?” It is assumed (rightly so) that pastors ought to be readers. Whether it is periodicals, internet articles, or books, reading is a huge part of my life. But it ought to be a big part of every believer’s life. I am mostly …