Song of the Ages, Pt I: The God Who is Near

     Confronted by my weakness in every aspect of my being, I sat dejected and desperate this Christmas Eve morning in my bathroom.      "God, help me! I am in pain. I feel unable to control even my own thoughts", I wrestled internally.      Surgeries, medication, doctor visits, MANY doctor visits, had brought … Continue reading Song of the Ages, Pt I: The God Who is Near

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Cain’s Real Problem (Hint: It was not difficulty finding a wife)

In their most superficial wrestlings against the veracity of Scripture, young people often throw out questions to Christian apologists such as, “Where did Cain get his wife?” However, today, apologetics ministries such as Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM), report that on college and university campuses all over the world, the questions have gotten deeper, more … Continue reading Cain’s Real Problem (Hint: It was not difficulty finding a wife)

Answering the Cry for Safe Spaces

Maybe we had been too quick to join the crowd of the outraged, sneering in disdain at the swelling tide of screaming, crying, angry youth, demanding ‘Safe Spaces’ on their campuses, in their world.  “Our college kids are not running around making such demands”, we have tried to assure ourselves. “And we certainly didn't engage … Continue reading Answering the Cry for Safe Spaces

The Faithful Fight for ‘First’

  I drank in the time-honored melody of the hymn as it poured over the neighborhood from the electronic bell tones of the Methodist Church. ‘Great is Thy Faithfulness’ it chimed, as I finally seated myself, breathless, on the dusty porch chair. Cup of tea, Bible, journal, pen? No. No pen but I was finally here and the … Continue reading The Faithful Fight for ‘First’

Tarantella at Sea, Pt 2 — Christ in Our Ordinary Storms

I can only imagine the jaw-dropping experience it must have been for the curator and other staff of the New England museum as they stood, the morning after, March 18, 1990, before the empty frame still hanging on the wall. Rembrandt’s 1663 masterpiece, ‘Christ in the Storm’, had been stolen. Searching around on the Internet … Continue reading Tarantella at Sea, Pt 2 — Christ in Our Ordinary Storms

Tarantella at Sea, Pt 1 — Lent Reflections

The older woman sitting to my right was a leader in our church; her manner was pleasant and light-hearted, as usual. "God gave me a picture as I prayed for you this morning," she said. "You were like a small boat with its sails tangled." Once again I was struck by the wondrous realization that … Continue reading Tarantella at Sea, Pt 1 — Lent Reflections

Ordinary Time and Ordinary People

Nancy had been so gentle in the way she commented on my blog post, subtly cautioning me to not hasten on to Lent and  by-pass 'Ordinary Time'. Ordinary Time- the two cycles of days, one between Epiphany and Ash Wednesday, the other between Pentecost and Advent, covers most of the days of our lives, yearly. … Continue reading Ordinary Time and Ordinary People

Bridges Are For Crossing

As a child growing up in Jamaica, I dreaded bridges. My overactive imagination found me holding my breath whenever we went over one of our few but renowned bridges. The historic and indomitable Flat Bridge, the Spanish Town Bridge and the most modern during my childhood, the Causeway Bridge, spring readily to mind. I just … Continue reading Bridges Are For Crossing

The Content of Her Character (Two)

I was not long past posting last week's blog about the reallife, and still living Civil Rights heroine, Ruby Bridges, when it dawned on me that I had left out the co-star in that drama. I am no engineer, but I do believe that if a bridge is going to be built, work needs to … Continue reading The Content of Her Character (Two)