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

“For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, ‘In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.’ But you were unwilling” (Isaiah 30:15, ESV). Our Belief and God’s Glory: Christians are called believers. We…

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…