Who Are You?

In the 1997-1998 school year, I taught in an old two-story school building.  K-12 in one building.  And everyone ate lunch together.  All the little children ate with their older brothers and sisters and cousins.  It was really a beautiful experience.  And 6-man football playing on a 50-yard field with all the trucks parked around … Continue reading Who Are You?

Where Have You been? Where Are You Going?

Today, we are a week past the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Jesus.  A week ago, Jesus left His disciples and walked the Via Dolorosa, the Way of Pain, alone.  Some watched Him.  Some left Him.  One denied Him.  One betrayed Him.   And then there's Thomas.  Our Thomas who says that he will not … Continue reading Where Have You been? Where Are You Going?

Did Jesus redefine what family actually is?

I’m not a joke teller.  I couldn’t even tell a knock knock joke to save my life.  I always get the punch line wrong or I forget to tell an important nugget of the story that is critical to making the joke actually work.  So, if you ever hear me tell a complete and funny … Continue reading Did Jesus redefine what family actually is?

Is There a Place for Me, Too?

I read of a Sunday School class that was studying the Apostles Creed in order to more fully understand God and the Trinity.  Each member of the class was given a section of the creed to learn by heart, then Sunday by Sunday they would take turns reciting the creed, each student repeating his or … Continue reading Is There a Place for Me, Too?

What?! Those People Too?

One of my favorites movies, probably in my top 5 favorites, is a movie called High Fidelity. It’s about a man, John Cusack, who owns a record store and measures the activities and reactions of his life to the lyrics of music.  And everything is measured on a “top 5” scale.  He has a conversation … Continue reading What?! Those People Too?