Good morning: We finally had our first taste of spring rhubarb a few days ago. I didn’t realize how much I missed the sweet/tart tang until I took a bite of the rhubarb crisp fresh from the oven. After that first bite, I was even more eager for the next and the next and, oh,…

Good morning: Remember learning to ride a bicycle? Did it seem like an impossible skill to master? Do you recall the sense of accomplishment when you finally made it all the way down the block without falling or having to take your feet off the pedals? “I did it!” you told yourself. What gave you…

Good morning: Noisy chaos fills the classroom until the door opens and the teacher walks in. A courtroom is a buzz of conversation until the judge takes his seat on the bench. Authority has a way of quieting extraneous noise and commanding silent attention. There is no higher authority than the Lord who sacrificed Himself…

Good morning: You notice clouds gradually building in the western sky. As the afternoon hours go by, they grow darker and more ominous. The wind picks up and you brace for what comes next. Suddenly the wind stops and everything is quiet. It’s called “the calm before the storm.” The stillness is only a temporary…

Good morning: Confusion has always swirled around Jesus’ identity and work. When the Lord asked the disciples who people were saying He was, they responded with a variety of public opinions. That hasn’t changed. Today too people have questions and doubts. If Jesus was only a prophet, what makes Him different than other prophets? If…

Good morning: “Excuse me, could you reach that box on the top shelf?” asked an elderly woman at the grocery store. I was glad to help in that small way. It’s nice to have long arms, but we all know the frustration of wanting or needing something that is beyond our grasp. Even the arms…

Good morning: Have you ever tried to warn someone of their sinful words, actions, or attitude only to have them tell you, “Don’t judge me! Jesus says, ‘Don’t judge or you will be judged.’”? Jesus did say that, but what did He mean? He was not saying that right and wrong are subjective and depend…

Good morning: Worries have a way of feeding on themselves and growing larger and more frightening the longer we think about them. All it takes is wondering, “What if….?” What if I were to get seriously sick? Would I get the care I need? What would happen to those who depend on me? What if…

Good morning: “You were driving 15 mph over the speed limit.” “Your blood pressure is too high.” “You’re failing the class.” “You owe additional taxes.” Have you heard something like that lately, news you really don’t want to hear? We might comfort ourselves by saying, “It could be worse.” But what if it couldn’t possibly…

Good morning: There has been a disturbing trend in recent years to ignore, erase, or rewrite the past. Statues and monuments, books, and even people from the past are “canceled” because they are judged to be irrelevant, unimportant, or even harmful to people of the present time. But without knowing and remembering the past, we…

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