Finding the Pearl

The boy’s question was straightforward. “Why did He create me?’ He was barely old enough to consider the question, but it was already present within him. Another boy from a half a world away had a similar question. “Why am I the way I am?” Another adolescent girl wanted to… Continue reading

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What Lives Matter?

What lives matter? I spent a few years with a project in Uganda, and made good friends with Gertrude, her daughter, a son, and many others who lived in a little village in near the Western mountains. I served them, helped where I could, got a few things they needed,… Continue reading

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The Power of a Good Samaritan

A lethal mix of cultural forces continues in many parts of the United States. It includes racism, rudeness, and lawlessness that are demonstrated in actions and words. In this culture and with the levels of emotion that are present, the demands to do one thing or another, to take one… Continue reading

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Cut the Waters and Move Ahead — A Maritime Parable

I could see myself a few meters away from the axe bow of a ship. The grey hull was moving fast in normal seas. When the front edge of that cutting shape meets water, it is sliced. The force of the impact ejects spray up and slightly away from the… Continue reading

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The Virus and the Economy, Note 3: A Call to Biblical Principles for What is to Come

There is reason to believe that the Bible has actionable principles in a tough time, and we are in for a tough time. It is hard in WV to believe a tough time is coming. There are few masks and even fewer gloves in public. There is some social distancing.… Continue reading

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