In The Image Of God

It is usually once or twice a week I will stop at a grocery store to stock up on items we are low on.  Some of the items are for breakfast and lunch and others are ingredients for supper meals.  After a workout or a long run my “go to meal” is a smoothie.  Six…

Why Do You Care About Us Humans?

During the 1980’s when I was in my mid 20’s I had the privilege of travelling and adventuring in some absolutely breathtaking places on this blue green planet we call earth.  One such place was in the Canyonlands National Park where I bivouacked beside a rock formation called Druid Arch during a backpacking trip. With the desert air…

The Bible

When a person retires he or she might travel a bit more or take up a hobby. For Philmont, New York retiree Philip Paterson, he did something that has never been done before in modern times.  Working away up to 14 hours a day, he hand wrote the over 288,000 words of the Bible in it’s entirety…

Do Not Mark The Date On Your Calendar

In the early 1800’s a farmer turned preacher by the name of William Miller somehow claimed to discover when Jesus would return to earth on a certain day in 1843 as stated in the Bible. People got so caught up in this prediction, they forsook former beliefs and adopted “Millerism”, hoping that Jesus Christ would find no…

The Man Who Cheated Death Twice

Tsutomu Yamaguchi’s claim to fame is quite unusual. He cheated death twice. On August 6, 1945 as a 29 year old engineer he was on a business trip for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Hiroshima Japan.  That day the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city killing 80,000 people. With burns to the upper…

The Hope of Easter

Eric Barker was a British missionary who spent his lifetime in serving throughout the world.  During World War 2 he was serving in the country of Portugal.  Times were dark, and the situation became so critical it was advised he send his wife and eight children back to England for their safety. Although his family…

Dirt

Did you ever make mud pies as a kid?  No one instructed us or taught us, yet we instinctively followed our childhood imaginations and concocted those tremendous mud creations (usually when mom and dad were not paying attention). There is something so primal, animalistic and “down to earth” with mud.  It is sticky, gooey, sloppy, slimy,…