It’s really good to know God loves us

"It's really good to know God loves us." Recently, Telesa and I were having dinner with a few of our grandchildren. We were talking, as usual, about a variety of topics in rapid succession. As is often the case, our conversation turned to spiritual things. I do not recall all the details of this discussion. … Continue reading It’s really good to know God loves us

Our supreme concern — to be like Jesus

Rembrandt van Rijn, a resident of seventeenth century Amsterdam, was a prolific and popular artist. Art historian Marilyn Stokstad ranks him as one of the great artists of all times. He also ran an enormous workshop, where many apprentices learned to imitate his style. He may have excelled more as a teacher than a painter. … Continue reading Our supreme concern — to be like Jesus


The indicators are everywhere. You can’t miss them. Crossing guards are in place. Yellow busses with flashing strobe lights mounted on top are everywhere. The back to school sections at most stores have been picked clean. Only a few shoppers looking for last-minute bargains enter the stores. School is back in session! One indicator speaks as loudly as the others combined, … Continue reading Crosswalks