From Saint Nicholas to Santa Claus

It is an historical fact that Saint Nicholas is a real person. He was bishop of Myra, on the southern coast of what is today Turkey, in the early 300’s A.D.  Acts 27:5 records St. Paul stopped at Myra during …

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The Struggle Ends When Gratitude Begins


As the holiday season approaches, picks up momentum, and kicks into full speed, there is a wonderful sense of joy and excitement. Warmth and happiness surrounds my heart as I think about what fun gifts I’m going to give and …

Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone

The van crossed the border after a much shorter drive than expected. I had not been to Mexico in many years and to Tijuana in many more. Within a few minutes of getting into the van at St. John’s in …

Some May, None Must, All Should

forgiveness2There is a saying in Anglican circles regarding the Sacrament of Confession: All may, none must, some should.

I admit to initially liking this aphorism. Mostly because I had never made my confession and I had no intention of ever …