Posts from July 2016

Faith – the substance of things hoped for

One hundred miles NW of London you’ll find the Church of the Holy Trinity where 400 years ago, AD 1616, William Shakespeare was buried.  Four centuries later men are still reading his works, performing his plays and quoting him in personal conversations. “All the world‘s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.”  […]

The Prince of Peace is coming!

When I was a young child (about 6 years old), our neighbors added a new driveway and garage.  For quite a while there was a long pile of dirt dug out from the length of the driveway.  Talk about a dream come true.  I moved my construction site from the tractor tire sandbox to my […]

In God I have put my trust!

Many of you were not alive during WW II.  Perhaps you weren’t around during the Korean or Vietnam Wars either.  Then there was the civil unrest of the 60’s.  So, the fear and tensions we are experiencing now can be new and overwhelming. I remember well the years of Vietnam.  My two older brothers were […]

Five and a half centuries old!

Not me!!  But, last week, in my hands along with several dozen others is the Torah, aka the Law, the Five Books of Moses, the Pentateuch.  It is about 80 feet long.  It is copied on to sixty lamb skins.  A project that would have been meticulously worked on for about three years – at […]