The proud and arrogant person-“Mocker” is his name-behaves with insolent fury. (Prov. 21:24)

“The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: for attaining wisdom and discipline; for understanding words of insight; for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair;” (Proverbs 1:1-3)   During the last few years, being a citizen of the land of the free and the home of…

Creating Beauty

“It’s one thing to search out the beauty in the world, it’s a far more important thing to create the beauty that surrounds you.”  Wyatt Oroke, 2018 graduation keynote speaker to Cal Poly College of Liberal Arts. Looking for and finding beauty reminds us of God’s goodness and the goodness of life.  It fills our…

A Weird and Ugly Church

One of my daughters went on vacation to Barcelona and brought home photos of a unique church building.  Barcelona was home to the architect Antoni Gaudi.  His best known work is the still unfinished church Sagrada Failia.  It has been under construction since 1882 and completion is planned for 2026.  It is unlike any other…

Sorry, I mean, Thank You

I’m not a fan of new year’s resolutions because I tend to set myself up for failure.  I’ve skipped the whole notion for a number of years.  I have, on a number of years, asked God for a word for my year.*  That was more profitable.  But I haven’t been consistent with that practice either.  On…