Have you ever had a bad day?  Have you ever questioned God, “why?”  As I watch the news from Japan, I’m overwhelmed at the devastation and loss of life.  Such sufferings are hard to see. Last week was a hard…

If Mama Ain't Happy

The cliché is familiar: if Mama ain’t happy, then nobody’s happy.  Now ain’t that the truth?  In a world where all truth is based on arbitrary language, even the most tolerant person will agree with the power of a happy…

Most of us are familiar with the story from Genesis where Esau comes in from the field famished and finds his twin brother has cooked a delicious pot of lentil stew. Ravenous, he buys a bowl at the hefty price…

A third party set up a meeting between me and another man recently, and neither one of us knew exactly why.  When he handed me his business card, what caught my attention was the title beneath his name: “Generosity Monk.” …

Imagine checking up on a loved one on Facebook and seeing “Dear Jesus, get me through this day…” as their profile.  This was a recent Facebook posting of our oldest daughter who is away at college and my first impulse…