Happiness

Posted on Jun 2, 2022 in Thoughts for the Soul

Happiness may seem to be a strange theme for our times. Images of happiness range from a laughing toddler splashing water in a wading pool …

Two Meditations

Posted on May 1, 2022 in Thoughts for the Soul

Most people, including good church-going folks, aren’t aware that we celebrate the Easter season for many weeks after Easter Sunday itself. To help us do …

A Great Mystery

Posted on Mar 31, 2022 in Thoughts for the Soul

There are 110 holidays in April (according to www.calendar.com). Saturday, April 23, has the largest number with nine, including Lover’s Day (perhaps to balance National …

Gotcha!

Posted on Mar 1, 2022 in Thoughts for the Soul

Bill Clinton may have wished he’d deployed what’s called the “gotcha defense” in 1992, when a reporter asked him if he’d ever violated international law. …

Valentines and Love

Posted on Feb 3, 2022 in Thoughts for the Soul

An anonymous wag once observed, “I don’t understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine’s Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on …

Resolutions

Posted on Jan 1, 2022 in Thoughts for the Soul

My father’s humor often involved word play. For example, he would come to the kitchen on January 1st, after he finished milking the cows early …

Light and Dark

Posted on Dec 2, 2021 in Thoughts for the Soul

I like stormy weather. A fond childhood memory is sitting on the long front porch of our house in rural Berks County in the midst …

More About “Jesus’ Compassion and Empathy”

Posted on Dec 2, 2021 in Thoughts for the Soul

Last month I wrote about how a consultant doing empathy training with construction foremen grows profits. I observed that as Christians, we need to consider …

“Jesus’ Compassion and Empathy”

Posted on Dec 2, 2021 in Thoughts for the Soul

Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he had compassion for them because they were troubled and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. (Matthew 9:36) “Empathy” …

Freedom

Posted on Jul 1, 2021 in Thoughts for the Soul

Summer is the season of freedom—the freedom of vacations as well as the freedom we celebrate with patriotic holidays. Memorial Day is the warm-up observance. …

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