My Two Sons

I have two sons and they are very different from each other. Connor is the oldest and he is an engineer who recently graduated from college with good leadership skills. He was born into our family with three older sisters. My other son is Morris and he was born into abject poverty in Liberia, Africa.Continue reading “My Two Sons”

Why the Church? [Fellowship of the Saints]

It is easy to become cynical and hard about the Church. We easily see failure and defeat permeating our local churches. That is a serious problem, if we look too close, or for too long. The sins of the Church are evident and massive. It’s popular to diss the Church. Satan has a personal  vendettaContinue reading “Why the Church? [Fellowship of the Saints]”

Scare the Bullies: Psalms 86

14 O God, insolent men have risen up against me;     a band of ruthless men seeks my life,     and they do not set you before them. 15 But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious,     slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. 16 Turn to me and be gracious to me;     give your strength to yourContinue reading “Scare the Bullies: Psalms 86”

When You Are Scorned

“My tears have been my food day and night, while they say to me all the day long, “Where is your God?”  Psalm 42:3, ESV I have a vivid and clear memory of meeting this well-groomed gentleman walking up the steps of BART in Berkeley.  He was dressed in the sophisticated twill jacket with aContinue reading “When You Are Scorned”