Monthly Archives: May 2016

And God Made the Beasts of the Earth

Then God said, “Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.” And God created the great sea monsters, and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and […]

Remembering Mother

 Sunday was my first Mother’s Day without my mother, who passed away last year. The sorrow I feel is inexpressible.  My mother was the most beautiful, the most talented, and the most intriguing woman I’ve ever known. She suffered many loses.  Most of her siblings died relatively young.  Her father died in his forties and her mother in […]

Mother’s Day: May 8, 2016

Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.  As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.  Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: (Psalm 127: 3-5a;) Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price […]


I remember a controversy years ago sparked by the notion that the apostle Paul and James, who wrote the Book of James, disagreed on the issue of faith and works.  The controversy went something like this:  Paul taught salvation by faith alone and James taught that faith without works is dead. To understand the connection between faith and works, the verses […]