A Box of Chocolates

Love is in the air. Flowers and chocolates are being sold in every store and dinner reservations can be hard to come by. It’s almost Valentine’s Day – love it or hate it. Half a product of marketing (maybe more than half), and the other part a day where people express their feelings for eachContinue reading “A Box of Chocolates”

Choosing Redemption

I don’t think it is wrong to assume many people dream about receiving a proposal of marriage. In our day and time, it’s culturally normal for the man (and sometimes woman like Monica to Chandler in Friends), to get down on one knee and ask the person they have all the feelings for to spendContinue reading “Choosing Redemption”

The Story Behind Silent Night

I love singing Christmas songs. Some have gotten old, some have become annoying yet I still find myself humming, “I want a hippopotamus for Christmas,” while doing the dishes, and some are enchanting like the hymn Silent Night. The text below comes from the third stanza and has been sung to celebrate the birth ofContinue reading “The Story Behind Silent Night”

Once Upon a Time

When I was a child, I loved stories regarding princes, princesses, heroes and villains facing off in the ultimate battle of good vs. evil. I wanted to be a princess, a queen even, and have a kingdom all to myself. It seemed like a fantastic idea to have people – my people – look upContinue reading “Once Upon a Time”

How to know if someone is “the one”

There are a lot of questions when dating or talking to someone you are interested in.  In the beginning stages, you might think:  Do they like me?  Do they think I’m attractive?  Will they call me again?  Will they run the other way when they see the worst sides of myself?  Do I have somethingContinue reading “How to know if someone is “the one””

Apologetics 101

If theism (God exists) is a blue pair of glasses, atheism (There is no God) is a red pair, and pantheism (God equals the universe) is purple; how do we, who are seeing the color blue, explain the color blue to someone who can only see red?  Well, in the end, God himself has toContinue reading “Apologetics 101”

Escaping the whirlpool of worry

If you are anything like me, you worry about what you cannot control. You worry about things out of your reach. You worry about the unknown future, what tomorrow will bring, and sometimes, it becomes a tidal wave of turbulence that tends to knock your breath away. Have you ever been caught in a riptide?Continue reading “Escaping the whirlpool of worry”

On the altar of love

Easter may have looked different this year – yes. Virtual services, maybe a small family gathering for lunch depending on the level of lockdown your county or state is under and definitely no wide-scale egg hunt. But maybe… Easter was more intimate. You were able to share a special time with your immediate family andContinue reading “On the altar of love”