The “Goodbye” Girl

A couple of days back I was in a grocery store. In one of the aisles was what looked like a grandma pushing a cart, with a little girl in the cart’s child seat. The girl must have been about three. Grandma was on the phone, and had paused the cart to concentrate...

Lost Girl

Just before sunset last night, Shelley and I were getting ready to take a walk, when our doorbell rang. A woman who lives across the street from us was standing with two of her children on our porch. “Have you seen Lisa [not her real name]?” she asked. A...

Bohemian Rhapsody

Since it happened several months ago, I haven’t been able to forget an event which took place in a St. Vincent de Paul thrift store. There weren’t a lot of people in the store the afternoon I stopped by, but they all seemed to be of my own vintage. The...

“There Are None So Blind . . . .”

Back when I was a kid attending an Adventist church in South Dakota, I was always deeply intrigued by the annual offering for Christian Record Braille. This was an Adventist organization which specialized in providing reading material for blind people. I believe that...

While We Wait

Last week I preached on Matthew 24, Jesus’ famous prophecies of the events leading up to His Second Coming. (You can read or listen to the sermon by clicking “Worship” at the top this page, then “Sermons.”) This week I’m preaching...

Through the Haze

Monday of this week the fire-smoke haze was worse than ever. Experts warned everyone to stay indoors if they could, and not open their windows. I actually spent a good bit of time at our church working on various things. At once point I strolled out to our locked...