Startling reasons people race out in the freezing cold for…

A man clad only in boxer shorts stopped a thief from stealing his car in southern Norway – by clinging on to the roof in a hair-raising ride at -17C. Police say the owner was left “pretty bloody” after the car crashed into a safety barrier on a bridge. A suspect has been taken into police…

Is the heart of Christianity about going to heaven?

It was the day I died. That opening line in movies and books has become kind of cliched but even now it still does a great job of pulling you in and wondering what happened, how and why they died and most importantly what they spent those last few days doing. How did they live…

Livin’ on a Prayer (Meditation for 2016)

It was 1986; the era of big hair bands and Bon Jovi just released what would become their most enduring signature song and first No. 1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart, Livin’ on a Prayer has been played for nearly three decades now to countless audiences, as a tribute in The Concert for New…

Become Human (Meditation for Christmas Eve Candlelight Service)

It is the iconic religious figure seen during Christmas time laid upon the straw watched over by Mary and Joseph. The baby in the manger. But in recent years it is also the most hotly debated and replaced image of the Christmas season. From the endless battles over whether the Nativity Scene can be shown…

1,010

One thousand and ten. That is a number I’ve been looking at for a few weeks now. It’s the number that’s posted on the traffic alert sign on 76 coming and going to the office. While I’m driving this number blinks at me, one thousand and ten, men, women and children killed on Ohio roadways…

Peace Together (or Zombie Christmas…)

Cincinnati Ohio was in the international headlines on BBC and CNN news. The headline says, “Zombie Nativity Scene draws ire in Ohio.” If you were to visit the front yard this display is in you would see three Zombie wise men, a Gloria Zombie Angel and Zombie Mary and Joseph looking down upon their zombie…

Quiet and Dignified Kind of Life

“that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.”      I Timothy 2: 2b There was a small picture hanging in my grandmother’s kitchen that I’ve been looking at since I was a small child and it now hangs in my workshop at home. You may have seen this…

“Something New” Meditation on when bad things happen…

It’s all happened like this before. I can’t count the number of times I have heard, read on Facebook or responded in my blog about this idea that the whole world is going to hell in a handbasket, this is the worse than it has ever been (especially for Christians), there are wars and rumors…

Everyone is Religious Meditation

It’s time to worship their god; adherents to this religion gladly come to their house of worship each and every week wearing their denominational colors. They place their tithe in the box and get their seats to watch the priests for their god perform the liturgical rites and ceremonies on the field far below them….