People at Their Best

On a flight to Atlanta, the flight attendant asked me what I wanted to drink and then asked the man next to me.  He was basically unresponsive and looked like he was having a stroke. The attendant called for help and an Emergency Room Nurse and Physician’s Assistant came to evaluate what was going on.…

Better Than Me

I believe it was my parents that said to me, “In everything, you will find people better than you and people less than you.”  It has been something that I’ve thought about over the years and it’s proven to be true.  An easy example for me is sports. While I have loved many different sports,…

The Bridges

In the Land of Old, in a Place Far, Far Away was a beautiful country. Rolling hills of trees and orchards producing more than the people could use or eat, rolling hills of farmland producing more food than the country could eat. In the Land of Old were the People of the Trees and the…

From the Other Side

Over the years, I’ve preached in at least 30 different churches. Most have the traditional set-up with the pulpit or lectern in the front of the congregation. Often there is a cloth on the alter and pulpit with colors indicating the liturgical season like Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, or Pentecost. What a person sees and…