Category Archives: Personal Musings

We all wear masks

Although there is controversy about their efficacy, most people these days are trying to go along with whatever local advice they are getting and masks are becoming a common fashion accessory. At one time, people wore masks for one of … Continue reading

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Are we being punished?

Pandemic, earthquakes, tornadoes, and now murder hornets… what is God trying to tell us? An age-old question Christians are often challenged with is, “If God is all-powerful and all-loving, how can He inflict bad things on His people?” This is … Continue reading

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Resilience in the Covid-19 aftermath

I’ve frequently posted about the physical property of resilience referred to scientifically as the coefficient of restitution. The coefficient of restitution is a number which indicates how much kinetic energy (energy of motion) remains after a collision of two objects. … Continue reading

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When all this is over

With the encouraging reports coming out daily, we are beginning to think about what our lives will be like when the corona virus shut-down is behind us. Most of the comments I hear are about how different everything will be, … Continue reading

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We are all in this together

Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 1 Peter 4:12 (NIV) No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to … Continue reading

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Good? Are you kidding?

Today is Good Friday, when Christians around the world commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth. This may seem like an unusual designation for a day of such horrific suffering and death. We know from historical accounts that crucifixion as … Continue reading

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Patience is a virtue, Contentment is a choice

This crazy episode in all our lives as we practice social distancing and sheltering in place calls for oodles of patience. Unfortunately, patience, that blessed fruit of the Spirit, has fallen out of fashion. In this country we’ve come to … Continue reading

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A reason to celebrate

Earlier this week our President said that he hoped businesses and public places could begin to open up and our country start to return to normal by Easter. When I heard that I felt a surge of hope followed by … Continue reading

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Joy and peace to you

What? Joy and peace in the midst of the corona virus turmoil? How is that possible? While we are under attack from all sides by the attempts of various factions to use this crisis for their own ends, it is … Continue reading

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Guilty of Love?

One of my guilty pleasures is reading and watching crime dramas. In them, the police are always emphasizing the need to show means, motive, and opportunity to prove guilt. That made me wonder; if Christianity were a crime, would I … Continue reading

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