God is No Respecter of Persons

Deep pain results from hearing someone say, “It’s their own fault” when someone whose life doesn’t meet their definition of righteous is murdered. It’s a torment that doesn’t easily go away. Everything in this fallen world too often reeks of tragedy: From the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando, Florida in … Read more…

My Non-Review of a Book

Recently, I had the opportunity to review a non-fiction, non-religious book. I won’t name the author or the book because only a few pages into it, I found myself disagreeing with a major premise, and greatly disliking his repeated use of a four-letter word. A more polite substitute carries the … Read more…

When They Don’t Listen

Due to some irritating happenings lately, I’ve been wondering why it is that too often people don’t listen when we’re trying to tell them something important. They only hear what they want to hear (and often only see what they expect to see). Now and then we’re all guilty of … Read more…

When People Won’t Cooperate

What do we really mean when we say people won’t cooperate? Frankly, it means they don’t want to, and often won’t, do what WE want them to do. Yet we interpret that to mean they’re “bad” people. Oh, she’s so stubborn! Gosh, he’s selfish! Oh, they never help with anything! … Read more…