Three College Half-Truths and How to See Through Them

One of my children got the mail and was excited. This young adult had received a financial package that made her dream school possible. Hope and I were excited until we read the letter very carefully. The school counted loans as student “aid.” At the end of our child’s time at this school, she would [Read More…]

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A brief, almost good word, about the Word of Faith Movement

Let’s face it: the church of a Cross, martyrs, and the school for souls is not the church where the right words can make all the pain go away. Once as a boy, I was in the car and my daddy was listening to one of the “name it, claim it” pastors. At one point, [Read More…]

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Time to Honor Engineers . . .

Let’s go back to the old custom of making heroes of our doers: engineers, scientists, teachers, and leaders. For some reason, we confuse our actors, a fine profession, with those people, so a doctor who plays one on television is often a better salesman for a dubious product than the family GP is for real [Read More…]

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Oh Tammy! (Debbie Reynolds RIP)

Rest in peace, Debbie Reynolds. She was actually a Reynolds and there aren’t many famous Reynolds (at least as pop culture goes). She even had the hair and skin coloring of many of the women in my family and so she seemed a bit like kin. That might have been one reason I liked her, [Read More…]

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The Pleasant and Unpleasant Sides of Being Lost

Terrifying to be lost as a child . . . looking up in the mall and realizing my parents are gone. Where to go? What to do? Bliss when Mom and Dad found me! I once was lost and now I am found. The Bible uses that image a good bit and it works for [Read More…]

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