Monthly Archives: September 2018

Children of the Father

I think that at times we’ve probably all experienced the feeling that perhaps people aren’t really listening to us, or understanding us, when we’re trying to tell them something important.  You can tell that their mind is wandering.   Jesus has a similar experience in Mark 9:30-37 where his disciples aren’t quite grasping what he is trying to tell them.  …

Words of Blessing

St. James in his epistle mentions horses (James 3:1-12).  If you’ve ever ridden a horse, you’ve seen the bit that you put into the horse’s mouth to control him.  The bit rests in the mouth and on the tongue.  The bit then connects to the bridle, and then the rider sits on the back of the horse with the reigns …

Dirty Restaurants

A number of years ago I happened to meet a county health inspector.  As we were talking I said to him, “I bet you don’t eat out much at restaurants.”  He said, “Oh no way.  You wouldn’t believe the things I’ve seen.”  Then, he proceeded to tell me stories about the strange and gross things he had witnessed at restaurants …