Doppelganger

I think I’ve found my purpose in life. I’m the O negative, the universal blood type. I’m the milk toast. I am folding clothes or vacuuming. I’m the stunt double. I’m the police artist sketch. I am the world’s doppelganger. It happened again this week.  I was walking through a parking lot and a guy…

We’re Independent

Independence starts young. We want to go our own way. We run into the street or through a grocery store to see if our parents will chase us. Most seek to become independent of their parents, saying they can’t wait to get out on their own. We buy our own house, our own car, our…

Weeds or Wheat?

As I have begun to read parables and read about parables, I have a couple observations.  First, that Jesus guy was one smart dude.  He made the stories simple enough to be understood by children and profound enough that they’ve been studied for centuries. Second, my understanding of parables is more at the children end…