OUR AFFLUENT SOCIETY

Ruth Marcus wrote in the Washington Post an article that captured my attention.  It is about our ‘rich’ affluent society.   She writes concerning Ethan Couch, the Texas teenager whose drunken driving killed four people in 2013.  Couch was 16 years of age. Three hours after the grisly crash, his blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit […]

DON’T GIVE UP

The swimmer, Florence Chadwick, on July 4, 1952, tried to swim 21 miles from Catalina Island to the coast of California. No woman had ever done it before. Visibility was poor and the water cold but she started out.  Millions watched on television.  Her mother and trainer were in a boat along side her giving her […]

SEEING GOD

The soldier of the First World War who said to Bishop McDowell just before going over the top, “What do you know about God, quick tell me?” expressed a universal longing.  The yearning for knowledge about God has flung itself like an echo from age to age.  Job cried out, “If only I knew where to […]

“ONE DAY AT A TIME, SWEET JESUS”

A popular country, western song written by Marijohn Wilkin and Kris Krisofferson and sung by many artists was “One Day At A Time, Sweet Jesus.”  The  words give us a great message: “I am only human, I’m just a man/woman, help me believe in what I could be and all that I am.  Show me the stairway […]

“EXPLOSION OF NOWS”

It is that time…I have been working on my 2016 date book to try to keep track of all the activities of this brand new year.  It is bewildering to try to see all that is ahead of us. Don’t try,just take ONE DAY AT A TIME. I want you to meet a good friend of […]