The Beauty of Grace

There are not too many things one can do to get me all riled up, but I remember a time when someone managed to do just that. The finer details have long been forgotten but a story had been concocted in which I had carried out actions at an event that I had not attended….

As Sand through the Hourglass…

[T]each us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. (Psalm 90:12 )

The hands of time move a lot faster than we care to admit and the psalmist’s plea still resonates today. It is essential that we consider the brevity of our existence and apply our hearts to wisdom. This is a task for which we need Divine aid because we are not naturally inclined to such thoughts.

Illusions and Parched Peanuts

The illusionist moved his hands swiftly, waving his fingers in a manner suggestive of hypnosis. He reached for the ear of the volunteer he had recruited from the audience and a coin appeared. When the coin appeared, the poor volunteer felt his ear and stared in confusion – amazed, no doubt, that he felt nothing – and the…

Are You Hungry for Bread?

Everyone called her Maureen. I had glimpsed her before in an adjoining community, but I had never taken the time to see her. You see, common sense dictates that a healthy distance should be maintained when dealing with one of seriously unsound mind and I was never one to argue with simple logic. The morning she showed up on…