Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Tribute to an American Evangelist

It's all over the news today. Billy Graham has died. Or as he famously said, "if you hear I've died, don't believe it. I've merely changed addresses." He spoke in evangelistic gatherings to over 100,000,000 (one hundred million!) people during a career spanning more than 60 years, and there was never a hint of scandal about him. What made him so special? Or another way to ask the question would be, what practices

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

40 Days of Fast Can Go Slowly

An Olympic athlete recently posted on Twitter that she became "hangry" from not finishing her breakfast. 'Hangry' is becoming angry because of being hungry, and it points up one of our weaknesses as humans. Not eating, or abstaining from something we enjoy, can leave us cranky, and needing to apologize for mistreating others (and yes, an apology is necessary!). This season of Lent is one in which many people 'give up something for God' but often, we can simply get

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

From Ashes to Glory

Next Wednesday, February 14, is Ash Wednesday, which begins the season of Lent (Easter Sunday is 40 days later, April 1 this year). Ash Wednesday is a day that reminds us of