I was the lead actor in a play once, and I had dialogue in most of my scenes that was quite integral to the plot line. There was another guy with whom I shared a lot of scenes who was meant to be my sidekick. We were friendly in rehearsals, and everything seemed to be […]
Prayer starts to flow easily when you realize there are so many people you love who are in trouble, and so little you can do that would help more than prayer.
I sat at the bedside of a dying woman this week. She was confined to bed, and had oxygen running through a line to her nose. After a few pleasantries, I asked her what she wanted to talk about. Since she new she was dying, I wondered what might be utmost in her mind. Mostly, […]
They said a patient wanted to see me, but the invitation came with a warning from the staff – “He’s HIV positive”. I shrugged, said OK, and walked toward his room. I laughed a little at myself: we “religious types” are never considered experts on science anyway, so why should I start worrying about something […]
Growing up in a southern Baptist church, every Easter there were two hymns you had to sing…or you probably weren’t really Baptist. One was “Low in the Grave He Lay”. Most people don’t remember it by that title, but by the bouncy chorus that interrupts the sad, mournful verse. After lamenting the crucified Jesus, suddenly […]
There’s one game I always hated, whether at school, camp, or church – The Limbo. It was always some dorky adults idea of fun for us kids, usually accompanied with a Luau theme. They’d put on a record (I’ll explain that one later, kids), and we’d all see “how low we could go”. But for […]