What Matters In Life

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Hope In A Hopeless World

Ecclesiastes 8:10-15  This week was hard. Our foster daughter left (for a good reason – she is with her forever family); a former student, in his early 20’s, passed away as the result of complications related to Cystic Fibrosis; a child in Orlando was killed by an alligator; and of course, the massacre in Orlando […]

Taking God Seriously

Ecclesiastes 5:1-7 Growing up, I remember hearing, “You better take this seriously!” In fact, I probably used the same phrase a few times with our kids! Of course, I’ve heard the flip side more than once, “Lighten up!” When it comes to our relationship with God, which of the two phrases do you think is […]

Under The Thumb Of Another

Ecclesiastes 4:1-3  We live in a world infected with some people under the thumb of others. I think of the recent events in Burundi, of India’s blockade against Nepal; of Christians around the world; of the decay of moral policies within our country. Are you encouraged? The problem of oppression is real – what Does […]

A Time And A Place

Ecclesiastes 3  I remember the important life lesson, “There’s a time and a place for everything.” I no longer recall the context in which I heard those words, but, they are nonetheless true! Solomon put it this way, “There is a time for every event under heaven.” How we view those times and events matters! […]

Go For The Gusto!

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Ecclesiastes 2  How many times have we heard something akin to “Go for the Gusto,” or “If it feels good, do it!” or “You only live once,” or Nike’s slogan, “Just do it”? Is life all about seeking whatever makes us feel good? Let’s see what “the Preacher” in Ecclesiastes says. Maybe “Go for the […]

What Matters In life?

What a messy world. Economics, politics, public health, private health, work. Add to the list as you wish. All are frustrating (well, at least sometimes); all are part of our world. Do you ever wonder, “What does it all matter?” The great thing is, there is an answer. The first part of the answer is […]