A father once told his child, “We come into this world naked, wet and hungry. Then life gets hard.”
Mass shootings. Suicide bombings. These are not natural tragedies. These are atrocities. But why?
Editor’s note: This is the second of two columns that take a look a baptism. The first one ran March 29.
A man approached St. Peter at the pearly gates and was asked why he should be permitted into heaven. The man replied, “My parents had me baptized.”
During our recent trip to Germany to visit our son in the Air Force, the history surrounding the Protestant Reformation that erupted there in the 1500s was often on our minds.
At Niagara Falls, there is a point of no return; a place where the water rushes so fiercely that it would be impossible to free one's self from the current. Posted signs tell the unwary where going over the falls is inevitable.
Suicide took the life of a dear friend who had been tormented in his soul ever since he was told as a youth that he'd committed the unpardonable sin.
Count Nikolaus von Zinzendorf was born in 1700 at Dresden, Germany. His life motto was, “I have but one passion, and that is he (Jesus Christ) and only he.”
Tevye, in “Fiddler on the Roof,” bluntly asks his wife: “Do you love me?”
Danny Casebolt, 13 when this photo was taken, drew one of the youth hunt permits in Gardiner and shot a bull elk on his first hunt on Jan. 29, 2010. He is pictured with his father, Monty, and guide Ryan Rigler.
Socrates (born in 470 B.C.) was called the savior of Western civilization.