The Perfect Penitent

In the midst of Easter, it would not be unusual for some of us to ask the question, “Wasn’t there some other way?  Did Jesus need to suffer and die in order to make us right with God?”  Very good question.  For a very good answer you need to read … Continue reading

Are you ready yet?

Entering this last week of Lent – entering Holy Week – it’s time to consider, and consider seriously, what God has done for you and me.  He loves us so much that he would rather die than go through eternity without us.  (I heard that this weekend.)  Christ tells us himself what he … Continue reading

Attention: Hippie Wannabes!

One of the top 3 (in my opinion) iconic statement songs of the ‘60s is Joni Mtchell’s ‘Woodstock’.  Most people know the version by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, and according to Wikipedia, it was written based upon accounts of the concert from her then-boyfriend Graham Nash.  Like most of you, … Continue reading

God Forbid!

Spending most of my life on the east coast, specifically New York, and specifically Italian, there are certain phrases that seem to have been around me for as long as I can remember.  Now this may not be just an Italian, east coast phrase – but I seem to associate … Continue reading