How Much Do You Care?

Last weekend, I attended the Christian Life and Ministry Conference presented by the Penn-Jersey District of The Wesleyan Church.  The theme was Creating a Culture of Caring.  Culture implies a way of thinking, knowing, believing, valuing and behaving characterized by society. During the opening rally, Dr. Benji Kelley did a compare and contrast of “loving fathers” and “older sons” based on…

“Bodies Revealed” Reveals: Inside We’re All the Same

Earlier this month I visit the world’s most popular museum exhibition, Bodies Revealed.  According to The Year of the Human Body web-site, presented by St. Luke’s University Health Network, “The world-renowned Bodies Revealed exhibition – which has been seen by more than 15 million people of all ages – provides visitors a mesmerizing three-dimensional tour of the human body that otherwise…

Spiritual Growth in a Dormant Month

Well, we are just about halfway through winter.  It’s almost six full weeks since the Winter Solstice (the time when the sun reaches its southernmost point, directly over the Tropic of Capricorn) and less than seven weeks until the Vernal Equinox (when the sun crosses the equator going northward).  Where you are positioned on the globe determines how much sun you are getting.…

National Bible Week

The week of Thanksgiving is also National Bible Week, the signature event of the National Bible Association. It has been celebrated every year since 1941. The first National Bible Week, scheduled for December 8-14, 1941, was kicked-off with an NBC radio program. A huge audience listened to the broadcast, Pearl Harbor having been bombed just hours before. According to their website,…

Pomegranates: Rich in Antioxidants… and Symbolism

I am seeing God’s pointing to symbols as never before!  Earlier this week, I posted about the growing popularity of almonds and how they are actually a holy symbol.  As promised, I am reporting on my findings regarding the pomegranate.  This is a another food that has emerged in contemporary culture, touting great health benefits.  There are a large number…

Book Review – “Whatever” by Allia Zobel Nolan

“Whatever: A 90-Day Devotional for Livin’ the True, Noble, and Totally Excellent Life!” by Allia Zobel Nolan (Zonderkids, 2012) Former senior editor at Reader’s Digest, Allia Zobel Nolan, shows tween girls how to get their priorities straight by focusing on the sublime virtues of Philippians 4:8.  The apostle Paul wrote to the church in Philippi: “Whatever is true, whatever is…