Tarzan Christianity…

...as conveyed by Duffy Robbins

Carolyn and I made it to Ocean Grove today for worship. Dr. Duffy Robbins from Eastern University, St. Davids, PA gave the message about Tarzan Christianity. In his interesting style he communicated John 15:1-11. It’s about vines and branches, hence the Tarzan reference. I will not attempt to restate his message here. Perhaps the Ocean […]

Music for the Soul.

How's yours?

Today is the Alumni Gathering and Grand Finale Festival of the great Star Lake Musicamp @ 7 PM. We may be going. It’s a grand affair and worthy of attention. I’m not sure if they will be streaming or not. It would be worth your time to find out and take advantage of it. The […]

Presence of God

...10 reasons He's here.

The omnipresent God is with us. Here’s how you know: We haven’t self-destructed in spite of wars ecology self-centeredness political polarization The sun came up this morning There’s hope in the day We are free to love each other We are free to forgive His Spirit gives us peace in the midst of confusion His […]

Worship the Lord…

...in the beauty of holiness.

Psalm 29:2 (NIV2011) 2 ¬†Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness. This is a great idea for today and every day. Will our lives be worship to the Lord? We can when it is in the beauty of holiness. It won’t be found in […]

Binging…

...not always bad.

Probably, the first I ever heard of binging was binge drinking. This is, of course not a good plan if the drinking is alcohol. It’s indicative of alcoholism and a need for real help. Now we hear of binge watching television with the advent of whole seasons of shows available at a time. I am […]

Keeping It Straight

Apps that work for me.

I enjoy things digital and believe some of the hype that some of these things actually help me accomplish other things while cutting down on the time it takes and the anxiety of getting it all done. Now I need an app to cut back on run-on sentences. I know they exist. Evernote My favorite […]

Great Ideas…

Where do they come from?

We met with a big thinker this week. I like to be in the company of big thinkers. Their perspective can be so unique and helpful to see the forest from the trees. As we talked, you could almost see the wheels of his imaginative mind going to work, considering the many different possibilities and […]

Yes, we can…

...the way forward.

Going forward is marked by “Yes, we can.” There can be a few setbacks, reductions, realignments and other complications, but consider your “Yes” drive. It’s possible. It’s needed. It’s best. It’s worth the commitment. Let’s put our heads together and make it work. This will improve our position. Don’t give up. These are the files […]

Trusting…

...not so hard.

Years ago, we were confronted with: “God is dead.” While it’s not true, it represented a strong stream of thinking in our culture. Should we be surprised that the cover of Time Magazine April 3, 2017, which I have not read, asks the question,”Is truth dead?” I see it as a natural out flow from […]

Decisive Leadership

...need now more than ever.

In any circle of management, ministry, or teamwork, we need decisive leadership. I recall one of my mentors saying, “I might not always be right, but I’m always decisive.” I’d follow him most anywhere. The truth is, indecisive leadership isn’t always right either, but particularly hard to follow. America, as always is in need of […]