July 4 and Fireflies (Fun Facts)

Seems like a good day to bring up news about lightning bugs, and they fill our yard each summer. Here is a clip from an article that discusses 12 fun facts about lightning bugs. There are many wonders to behold in the animal world, but few offer such enchantment as that of a summer evening [Read More...]

July 4 Psalm

Of course, neither our President nor any nation’s leader is the same as the Davidic king envisioned here, but the Davidic king can be seen as a template of kingship — with due adjustments for our world, and with all respect to our Canadians who have some of their official statements embedded in this Psalm. [Read More...]

The Beatitudinal Leader

In the history of the church, moral teachings often flow from the seven deadly sins and the seven virtues. The seven deadlies are wrath, avarice, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony. The seven virtues tend to be chastity, temperance, charity, diligence, patience, kindness and humility. One might reasonably ask where such lists come from and [Read More...]


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