The Prayer by William-Adolphe Bouguereau

Is It Possible to Pray without Doubting?

Great-grandmother Fannie Lee, on my dad’s side, died in 1968. I was nine. She died long before positive thinking became popular in the late 1990’s and five years after Joel Osteen was born. She was “laid out for viewing” in someone’s parlor. I was mesmerized…

In Returning and Rest You Shall Be Saved

Our Belief and God’s Glory: Christians are called believers. We must believe to be saved. Saving faith (believing that God is who he says he is and that he has done what he said he has done and will do what he says he will…

Germ Warfare and a Cookie

My middle grandson – a funny, good-natured, but somewhat nasty (in the literal sense) eight-year-old believes in the tenets of germ theory. Garrett probably couldn’t explain the principles of this theory, and he has probably not yet heard of Louis Pasteur, who imagined it, or…