Where There’s a Will There’s a Way

Where There’s a Will There’s a Way

Nothing in all of life is more gripping than thinking about one’s death. Much of what we do, or don’t do, is in response to the reality that one day we will all die. But in the face of this reality, Christians declare that death is not the last word in our existence....
More Rocks in the River

More Rocks in the River

“We need more rocks in the river!” Billy, an older and wiser fly-fisherman, used to say that as we approached the Linville River in North Carolina. What he meant was that we needed more stability as we walked upstream. He also meant that in our world, with its...
Oceanside Devotion

Oceanside Devotion

The oceans and rivers of Florida got in my blood early. Even though we grew up slightly inland, water was everywhere, as far as the eye could see — rivers running, waves rolling, inviting fishing holes and cool eddies. For many years, Valerie, the girls and I went on...
Surrounded by the Spirit

Surrounded by the Spirit

Theologian John S. Dunne tells of a group of early Spanish sailors who reached the continent of South America after an arduous voyage. Their caravels sailed into the headwaters of the Amazon, an expanse of water so wide the sailors presumed it to be a continuation of...
Waiting in the Upper Room

Waiting in the Upper Room

When we leave the disciples on Ascension Day (Today!), they are bewildered and dazed. They just kept staring up into the sky, looking for what was coming next. They were told to wait for the coming of the Spirit. Most of us don’t do well with waiting. We live in an...