The Bag

“Taste and see that the LORD is good.” Psalm 34:8 Last year, my daughter, Jennifer, went on a mission trip to Bogota, Columbia. Teaching soccer to young girls, high up on a mountain… Continue reading

Go Fetch!

Imagine a man walking his dog beside a lake. The dog bounds out of the bushes, a horrible dead animal hanging from his jaws. Proudly presenting his prey to his master, the dog… Continue reading

The Ford Cougar

Have you ever owned an old car that you tried to fix up? I once had a used Ford Cougar that had long since seen its best days. Rust spots, interspersed with minor… Continue reading

The Rest Stop

Imagine your family is going on a tour of the country, a trip of a lifetime. Looking forward to adventure, you pack for every conceivable occasion. Your car is full of tents, backpacks… Continue reading

The Note

Imagine going to the symphony. As you take your seat, you notice something very odd about the musicians. Every one of them is holding an oboe. Not another instrument is visible. After the… Continue reading

On The Walls

I watched the construction crew hoist a steel beam into my sagging ceiling and begin to cover the beam with plasterboard. After that came the painters. At the end of the day, the… Continue reading


Imagine a great mathematician deciding to sit down with his five year old child and teach him Calculus. No matter how willing the father is to reveal all that he knows, no matter… Continue reading

The Skyscraper

We often pick up the newspaper and begin to read about some great development project that is being planned. Hundreds of millions of dollars are to be spent, thousands of workers employed, and… Continue reading

The Movie Theater

How often have you spent a lazy winter day watching a movie as the world swirled about outside the theater? Lost in a quick succession of action scenes, drawn into some love affair… Continue reading


As a child, I loved the swirling colors and shapes that emerged through the eyepiece of my kaleidoscope; infinite complexity effortlessly springing forth from a few simple glass shards. With every shake of… Continue reading