Second Chances

We all know the story of Jonah and the big fish. Jonah didn’t listen when God commanded him to go to Nineveh to warn people of their wicked ways. He didn’t want to go. The book of Jonah tells us he deliberately disobeyed God. He took it upon himself to flee and board a boat … More Second Chances

The God of Justice

Last night I read Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail. In this long, articulate, heart-breaking letter, Dr. King logically and passionately appeals to his white, fellow-pastors who are urging him against opposition to segregation. This is a very, small part of his defense of nonviolent protests:  “I hope the church as a … More The God of Justice

Flourish

Walt and I love plants! Our back patio is a little oasis filled with a variety of pots filled with different kinds of plants. This summer, our daughter-in-law, Haley asked me to care for her favorite plant. When she asked, my initial thought was, “Sure, I’ll keep your fig plant. No problem.” However, after a … More Flourish