As promised I’m wrapping the Bermuda cruise with one more post. This report covers some of the time we spent relaxing on board the ship. While I enjoy the shore excursions, and especially the opportunity to learn about the history and the culture of new places, the key element of … Continue Reading Bermuda Part Four – wrapping up the Maul cruise….
Do we trust God… or do we believe we’re the ones with all the answers? Really? Are we seriously confident that we have things figured out that well? Are we that close to world peace, political detente, and domestic nirvana – so close that we don’t need to trust God? So… how exactly has that been working for us?
how would I select twelve images that collectively capture the flavor of our Holy Lands traveling experience?
I can’t get enough of the open invitation, but I also can’t even begin to understand how readily and how enthusiastically so many “shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces.”
The effect is cumulative, a kind of density, the weight of all the stories. Whatever it is, you can feel it, and maybe nowhere more profoundly than Gethsemane
learn to do good. Seek justice: help the oppressed; defend the orphan; plead for the widow. – Isaiah 1:17 This morning I intended to write a quiet, contemplative, devotional post in the spirit of Holy Week. But instead I find myself deeply disturbed by the overwhelming specter of violence … Continue Reading Is policing for us… or for them? #UnitedAirlines
As Jesus continued down the road, a man ran up, knelt before him, and asked, “Good Teacher, what must I do to obtain eternal life?” Jesus replied, “Why do you call me good?” – Mark 10:17-18 “fait accompli” – a thing that has already happened, or been decided, before those affected … Continue Reading good questions are an invitation to the great journey
Let’s hold on to the confession of our hope without wavering, because the one who made the promises is reliable. – Hebrews 10:23 January 3 – I guess it’s about time to write my first post for the New Year. The Alexander family reunion up in the mountains was the … Continue Reading the best start to 2017 (Alexanders galore)
2016 IN REVIEW: It’s time for the annual “Catch up with the Mauls” newsletter. So buckle up, readers, friends, and family – because in many ways 2016 has been a bumpy ride! To be honest, this has been one of our more difficult years in recent history. On balance Rebekah … Continue Reading Our 2016 – An Honest Newsletter (no fake news here!)