We often think of hope as indicating something that we would like to see happen but that has a possibility of not happening. What is the meaning of hope in the Bible? How does that relate to us in our everyday lives?
I think differently. Every once in a while, I have an insight or a thought that could be useful to others. My background is over 30 years in church leadership & 30 years in social work with M.Div. and M.S.W. degrees - and yes, I do enjoy retirement. My heart is in teaching. And I try to teach in a way that you don't have to have a degree to understand it. So, join me on this journey we call Life as we explore God, the Bible, the Church and the world around us together.
I've been married to my wife for 48 years. We have three grown and married children of whom we are very proud. And they have blessed us with seven grandchildren. We both grew up in Washington State, but we now live in North Carolina with a lot of experience between those two points.
Evil can be difficult to identify. It’s not often a blatant physical enemy. More often evil is hidden in our attitudes and actions. So what does evil look like? And how do we prepare for evil?
Do you have struggles in your daily life? Do you want to know where in the Bible you can find guidance for your problems? God gives us what he need to deal with those things in life that give us fears and anxieties. What has God provided? And how can we respond?
Don’t be a slacker. How can we be good examples in the workplace as both an employee and as a boss?
I have an annoying behavior. When I call someone on the telephone, I always have a second thought after I have hung up the phone. The person that I just talked to […]
I almost missed it! This month celebrates one year of existence of this blog site: “Clear the Murk” (clearthemurk.com)! I started the blog a year ago on July 18, 2020. Since then, […]
I have been thinking about the blog I wrote about tithing on June 21, 2021. I left out an important consideration: To whom should you tithe? The matter of tithing is intensely […]
How can you improve productivity with your employees and fellow workers? Understand the concept of “Turf.” How can you put people at ease in your office? How can you parent better? How can you treat people better? It’s about understanding the concept of “Turf.”
What is “tithing” all about (giving 10% of income to God)? Where was it first mentioned in the Bible? Did Jesus teach about tithing? What should tithing mean for me today?
Summary of the last blog to bring you up to date: In my last blog dated May 31 about the narrative often referred to as “The Road to Emmaus” as portrayed in […]