Make a Joyful Symphony to Christ the King: Inspiration from the High Calling

Make a Joyful Symphony to Christ the King Psalm 98:1-9 Sing your praise to the LORD with the harp, with the harp and melodious song, with trumpets and the sound of the ram’s horn. Make a joyful symphony before the LORD, the King! Psalm 98:5-6 Today is a special holiday in the Christian year (sometimes [Read More...]

Catholic Church to Buy Orange County’s Crystal Cathedral

The Crystal Cathedral in Orange County, California

The Los Angeles Times reports that, after months of rumors and lots of battles in bankruptcy court, it has now been decided that the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange will purchase the Crystal Cathedral for a tidy sum of $57.5 million. This sale is the result of the financial failure of the Crystal Cathedral and [Read More...]

A Season of Thanksgiving: Thankful for the Beauty of Nature


Part 6 of series: Thanksgiving: Not Just a Day, But a Season Thankful for the Beauty of Nature in Autumn On a recent trip to New York City, I joined my son, Nathan, for a walk/hike through Van Cortland Park. This park of more than 1,000 acres is in the northwest Bronx. It’s accessible from [Read More...]

Don’t Misread this Sign!


During a recent sojourn to New York, I noticed this sign in Terminal 3 of JFK airport. I don’t know about you, but I fear there’s a bit of ambiguity here. I’m pretty sure the sign actually means: “Pet Relief Area: go downstairs and outside of the building.” But it seems to me that someone [Read More...]