Good reads for the Anniversary: Commemorations of the Civil Rights Era

In recent days and over the past several years, much attention has been given to the 50th commemoration of important civil rights events. The famous Selma to Montgomery March, which took place in March 1965, has garnered much-needed attention by the people of Alabama and many across the nation. Two years ago, the remembrance of […]

A Message from Melissa

“I cannot believe he is gone.” Those words still ring in my ears. They came from parents of a young pre-teen who took his own life. As you would imagine, these parents were beyond being consoled. Their pain was so real and their sorrow was so deep that there was nothing that I or anyone […]

Something Worth Reading?

Every so often the question is posed to me, “What are you reading these days?” I understand that each of us has individual reading tastes just as we each have favorite foods. I love chocolate — oh, how I love chocolate! Yet, a steady diet of chocolate is not good for anyone. With that in […]

The Prodigal God

Newsweek has called Timothy Keller “a C.S. Lewis for the 21st century.” This is a high compliment indeed. Keller seems to have some of the qualities of unique insightfulness characteristic of Lewis. He demonstrated some of those distinctives in his first book, The Reason for God. His second book, The Prodigal God. is an equally thoughtful read. […]

Grace Abounding To The Chief of Sinners

Rereading the Christian classic, Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, was to revisit an old friend. John Bunyan (1628-1688) who was a dissenter or non-conformist in relationship to the Church of England. My recent visit to his home in Bedford, England, rekindled my desire to connect with this voice of spiritual encouragement from the […]