Mulligans

I heard a story about this guy, an avid golfer, who played a round or two of golf at least five days a week. One day his wife, tired of being a golf widow, insisted that her husband teach her how to play the game. After weeks of bickering back and forth, the husband gave […]

Love Like Jesus

Over the years, scientific study has shown that the human brain expresses only a handful of basic emotions. Some studies show as many as eleven basic emotions to as few as four. The folks who study these sorts of things claim all other emotions find their roots in one of these basic emotions. I did […]

Covenant Cup

There was this preacher who was an avid golfer. Every chance he could get; he could be found on the golf course swinging away. It was an obsession. One Sunday was a picture perfect day for golfing. The sun was shining, no clouds in the sky and the temperature was just right. The preacher was […]

The Movement

A few weeks ago I saw a bumper sticker that simple read, LOVE > HATE. Not only did I want one for my jeep, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. In fact, my mind started thinking about other bumper stickers that would be great to see: Love > Prejudice Love > Judging Love > The […]

Bishop Scott Jones

Elected by jurisdictional conferences every four years, bishops are superintendents of their respective episcopal areas. Their role includes the appointments of clergy and the general oversight of churches. There are 50 active bishops and episcopal areas in the United States and Puerto Rico, and 18 in Europe, Africa and the Philippines. Episcopal areas include one […]

Real or Counterfeit

Not too long ago, I saw a story about a guy in New York who wasn’t among the best and the brightest of criminals. It seems that Tracy Wilson walked into a bank and tried to pass a counterfeit $50 bill. However, there was teeny tiny detail Mr. Wilson got wrong. His $50 counterfeit bill […]

Child of God

Christian Herter was running hard for reelection as governor of Massachusetts and arrived late one day at a barbecue. He hadn’t eaten anything all day and he was starving. As he moved through the serving line, he held out his plate and received one piece of chicken. The governor said to the server, “Excuse me, […]