A New “Light” Route

Since 1904 when Brother Nichols sold the Megiddo Steamer and located permanently in Rochester, about an acre of land in the middle of the buildings has been committed to a community garden. Across the center of that garden area is a path. Nothing official, but it is the shortest route from one side of our … [Read more…]

Faithful to the End

Military history is filled with tales of heroism and self-sacrifice, but that of Australian Edward “Teddy” Sheean stands out among them. Now, almost 78 years after the then 18-year-old sailor provided cover for his comrades to escape the Japanese planes overhead, Sheean has been awarded the Victoria Cross, the British Commonwealth’s highest honor for military … [Read more…]

Be A Love Slave

Israel had slaves. Slavery sounds like a bad thing, people being bought and sold like chattel? God designed the laws to put limits on slavery so that the treatment of slaves was restricted to what was humane and even considerate. It was not an oppressive slavery if the masters obeyed Israelite law. Critics challenge the … [Read more…]

Let’s Go Traveling!

Where would you like to go? Much traveling has been shut down, but there are still possibilities. What about a trip to Tokyo? Or Honolulu? Or Israel? No interest? Well, I have one to suggest that may pique your interest: how about a trip to a little island in Andromeda? Yes, you heard right: Andromeda. … [Read more…]

You Can’t Hallow Paganism

Where did Halloween come from? Straight out of the dark, dark Medieval ages. What does this picture say? If you don’t want to be contaminated by the paganism, Keep your distance! Do you need visible evidence that there was an Apostasy from true religion, an evil power (the little horn of Daniel’s vision). Look at … [Read more…]

Are You An Everbearing?

I picked raspberries yesterday. Hard to believe, just two days short of November? Yes, there were berries hanging on some of the plants, waiting for my cold wet fingers to pluck them into my basket. No, they weren’t perfect like summer berries, but don’t be too hard on them—conditions for their growth are a long … [Read more…]

Are You 50-50 or 99?

Something about 50-50 sounds fair. Half for you, half for me. We share and share alike. Neither is favored above the other. Is this what God is looking for, an equal, fair and square arrangement? Does he want half our interest, half our time, half our commitment, with an equal amount going another direction? Think … [Read more…]

A Pandemic of Lies

There used to be some sense of shame when one was “caught” lying. Then came the open statement freely made when the facts didn’t add up, or maybe jokingly when all was square, “I lied” with no feeling of guilt or pain. Now nothing need be said at all if the facts don’t prove out. … [Read more…]

Not A Significant Amount?

When I was studying organ, my instructor was asking me to put in more expression, more contrast between soft and loud. I was trying very hard to do it, very precisely, when he stopped me. His comment? “Not a significant amount.” I was trying so hard, but he couldn’t “hear” the difference. The amount of … [Read more…]

Covid Fatigue?

We are all feeling it. Now 7 months since the restrictions were imposed to keep us “safe,” it is easy to relax and be a little careless. Some of us were slow getting convinced about the seriousness of the threat. Now it is beyond question. No one can honestly deny the effects the virus has … [Read more…]