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Day by Day

This hymn has had a profound influence on my life ever since I was a small child. In fact, one of my earliest memories (if not my very earliest memory) was of  me sitting at my parents feet in Venezuala and hearing mom and dad sing this song during “church”...

Testimonium

“I will lift up mine eyes unto the pills…” –Malcolm Muggeridge 1962 Anyone who is familiar with the Book of Psalms understands what Muggeridge was implying in his commentary on our dependence upon medicine. The reference is to Psalm 121 in which the Psalmist recorded a song of assents...

Sychar

You who are called the Christ and the giver of living water, lead me to the well which springs up to life eternal. Supplant my earthly appetites with heavenly ones. Cause me to drink from your well. Quench my worldly thirsts. Set my affections upon the cross, and my...

The Folly of Human Enterprise

There was a time in our history when the overwhelming evidence pointed to an imminent day in which all would be well on planet Earth. We were at the height of industrialization and it appeared that humanity, by virtue of its own effort, was capable of solving any obstacle that...

The Folly of Theodicy

I’ve been writing a lot about myself lately. I feel quite awkward about it really. It’s not that I have suddenly become fixated with myself, it’s just that, through my recent experiences, I have realized that there are some questions that are worth asking. These questions are not easy ones to ask because they...

Embracing Pain

Solitude and The Divine Silence Thank you to all who have been praying since my last post. I recently had to spend a few days away from home, and this time away from the routine allowed me to spend a lot of my time in solitude. It was exactly...

Flummoxed

Kairos My time with God was especially rich today. I know this is only because so many of you have been praying for me. Yesterday, after the evening prayer service, a dear friend of mine had the courage to ask me how I was doing spiritually. Now this may not...

Our Divine Brother In Our Distress

More Uncertainty I had another neurology appointment on Monday. As it stands right now, my neurologist is not sure exactly how to classify my disorder, but thinks we should start considering Parkinson’s Disease (PD) or diseases in the Parkinson’s-Plus family. In it’s early stages, PD is difficult to distinguish...