A Soothing Aroma

For the past few days I have been engaged with the words of Leviticus. This book of the Old Testament has for some time been a personal favorite of mine. Now what I have just said is starting to concern many of you. I know what you are thinking. There is absolutely no way that

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Battered, Bruised, and Blessed

We live in a day when the world at large is captivated by the philosophy of Hollywood. By this I mean that success is defined by personal achievement and popularity with an audience. In this world you are doing good if people like you. Popular opinion sets you up for fame and fortune. The downside

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The Simplicity of Growth

Each morning for the past couple of weeks I wake up, pour a cup of coffee, and walk out onto my deck. The first thing that I do is look at the tiny sprouts of cabbage, spinach, and lettuce that my wife and I planted (Our boys were interested and helped out up until the

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