In churches where people easily believe, skeptics may sit quietly…unnoticed. In those rare occasions when they express skepticism, they are often rebuked: “Why can’t you just have more faith?” People give them a certain look—the one that says, “What’s wrong with you?” But is there really something wrong with them?
What a dark moment for Mary. Yet it was in her deep moment of darkness—when she could not recognize the face of the person standing behind her—that she heard the voice of the flesh made Word speak her name: “Mary.” Upon hearing the voice, a light within her was turned on—the light of faith! She did not see the face of Jesus, but she definitely heard his voice!
Yesterday I went to court for a pre-trial. No, I was not charged with some crime like the ones you’ve seen on CSI. It was “just” a misdemeanor—I received a citation for “failing to stop at stop sign.” The hearing was scheduled at 1:00 p.m. and I was notified that I had to be there […]
I like the Japanese word choku (shown in kanji on left; in kana, ちょく). It means simplicity, honesty, frankness, correctness.
Is making a name that important? Does it really matter? What if you’re just one of the unnamed folks?