A Hazy Shade of Preaching

Do We Know What We're Trying to Say?

It surprises me how often I and my colleagues use language from the pulpit that we understand but few others can. Sometimes people can understand the words. They just don’t mean much. “Freedom,” “Grace,” “Love,” etc. are words we throw around and use frequently. We leave them to themselves, and the listener to understand what […]

Carpe Opportunity

Opportunities are funny things. Have you ever wondered why some people seem to get all the opportunities while others can't seem to catch a break? One hypothesis is that some people are just more lucky than others. Another says there is something–good looks, charm, etc. that causes people to want to help certain people succeed. […]

“What You’ve Never Had, You Never Miss”

My favorite story of the last couple of weeks: Allen and Violet Large figured they were lucky enough already.  So when the Canadian couple hit it big in the lottery this year, they decided to give it away — all of it. Since their July win, the elderly couple has donated nearly every cent of […]