God’s mystery

2015 March

Mysterious and foolish things

2015-03-23T08:21:00-04:00March 23rd, 2015|Categories: Newspaper columns, The Standard|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

(The UCU Standard - March 19 - April 5, 2015) MUKONO, UGANDA ✦ As a boy I hoped for, and believed in, small and foolish things that at the time seemed big and sensible enough. Now I hope for things that are big and sensible enough to my children, even if I think they’re small and foolish to me.

2015 February

Better than wine. Stronger than death.

2015-02-14T08:12:55-04:00February 14th, 2015|Categories: Christian Week, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

(Christian Week, February 2015) KAMPALA, UGANDA ✦ “Love is better than wine,” is how the writer of the Song of Songs put it. “Love is stronger than death.” Solomon, said to be the wisest of men ever, is credited with the words that resonate with meaning even now, almost 3,000 years later, even in our time, as insecure and fickle an age as any.

2014 November

Salvation is a mystery that can’t be faked

2015-01-13T11:00:50-04:00November 17th, 2014|Categories: Newspaper columns, The Standard|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 Comments

(UCU Standard - Monday, November 17, 2014) MUKONO, UGANDA ✦ It’s a risky move, of course, to open up your Sunday morning message to questions. You never know who might ask what. But this is what happened last Sunday. The minister who I listened to had a post-sermon question-and-answer session and a woman stepped forward with what they call a show-stopper. Her voice quivering, she asked rather plainly and desperately, “So just how do you get saved?”

2014 November

Heaven. Sainthood. Mister Bubbles

2017-07-18T17:47:34-04:00November 7th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Liz pulled out an old Bryan Adams CD on the school run this morning and the song Heaven came on and she liked it so much she played it again and pretended to sing it to Mister Bubbles, that is her cat. Huh. Once at the school, a friend came and sat for morning coffee. [...]

2014 October

On love and prayer outside of Eden

2017-07-19T00:34:29-04:00October 6th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |2 Comments

Before My Babe came into my picture I had a dating life and, of course, she had also dated some guys before I sort of tripped into her world. (In fact sometime after the fact, My Babe told me that the wedding she had asked me to attend with her, the key date that changed [...]

2013 December

Mary, did you know?

2017-07-19T20:10:18-04:00December 24th, 2013|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

She kept all these things in her heart. This is what the ancient Scripture tell us. Mary kept these things in her heart, and she pondered it all. She pondered that the shepherds came to her and Joseph and their newborn to see with their very eyes; pondered the astounding news that angels had somehow [...]