Mid-Month Musings

Biblical truths designed to help us live well for Jesus through the rest of the month.

  • Are You Serious?

    What a stupid statement he just made!  That thought crosses our minds and sometimes our lips as we hear a politician, a news anchor or our neighbor say things that are clearly bizarre. And we wonder if they really believe the stuff they are saying. Surely, we think, no sane person could believe that. But… Continue reading Are You Serious?

  • Christmas: Past, Present and Future

    For many of us, there are certain things that have become part of our Christmastime routine. One of mine is that I make sure that I watch Dicken’s “Christmas Carol” with George C. Scott playing Ebenezer Scrooge. He does a masterful job of depicting the tight-fisted, grumpy Ebenezer, who was visited by three spirits in…

  • God Did Show Up for the Mid-Term Elections

    Now that the mid-term elections are over, the good news is that we are now spared the endless, caustic campaign attack ads that assaulted our minds and hearts. What a relief that we can now return instead to seeing the pharmaceutical advertisements which warn us of possible massive organ failure if we choose to take…

  • Celebrating Halloween – Should We or Should We Not?

    Perhaps it’s my background, but I never cease to be amazed how many people these days so enthusiastically celebrate Halloween. Houses are decorated with spooky graveyards, skeletons, a witch or two, and the mandatory ghosts. Eerie music and subtle lighting are added for effect. Towns will have Halloween parades and even adults get into their…

  • Is God Indifferent or Indulgent?

    I was in a store very recently where my ear drums were assaulted by the powerful screaming of a child. The decibel level was quite high and went on for quite a while. The parent apparently was unable to muffle the piercing cries of their offspring. It can be a fascinating spectacle to observe a…