Growing up my brother, sister and I thought our mother had “eyes in the back of her head.” What we meant was simply that she so aware of what we did we could not get away with anything. Our mother had that ability because as her children we had her attention. She turned her attention away from her needs and desires to focus on our needs.
Recently I was in the audience when a person conducted some business for the whole group. In terms of the presentation, it was good. But when she concluded someone near me said, “That wasn’t about our group or our business, that was all about her!” She was so preoccupied with herself and how people perceived her that she missed what the group needed her to do. Her leadership in that group failed. Continue reading →
A few weeks ago I received yet another email indicating that my account had been frozen and I needed to go to a link and enter my account information to have it unlocked. Some of these emails supposedly come from banks where I do not even have an account. They are ‘phishing’ emails. People are looking for my information so they can hack my account and get money from it. I usually delete these immediately.
Once I got one the purported to be from a bank where I did have and account. Continue reading →
Genesis tells you and me that humankind was created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26). The theological term for this is imago dei (Latin for the image of God). There has been much theological debate about what that precisely means. Whatever the theologians decide, it is the uniform part of all of us that reflects we are God’s. We are His creation! Continue reading →
Thomas with Jesus
What is the legacy you and I tend to attach to the name of the disciple we know as Thomas? In many circles he is known as ‘doubting Thomas.” That comes from the text in John 20:25 where Thomas, when confronted with the news that Jesus was alive said, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.” Thomas doubted the most significant occurrence in Christianity, the resurrection of Jesus! Continue reading →