Trust vs. faith

I've been thinking about what I mean when I say that I trust God. My money says "In God we trust," which I think is intended as a moral lesson teaching that money shouldn't be foundation of life. I'm not sure how effective the message is. When I say that I trust in God, or I have put my trust in ... Continue reading

November 22

I had forgotten the date. When Nov. 22 rolls around, I always flash back to the fifth grade and 1963. I'm in my classroom, seated at my desk as usual, but we've all stopped working. We're puzzled, anxious, worried. My rock-like teacher, Mrs. Smith, is in the hallway speaking softly to another ... Continue reading

Dangerous wonder

One day some parents brought their little children to Jesus so he could touch them and bless them, but the disciples told them not to bother him. Then Jesus called for the children and said to the disciples, "Let the children come to me. Don't stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to such as ... Continue reading

Roller coaster faith

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The engines of the MD-80 began to roar as the pilot released his brakes and started his take-off roll. I glanced to my left for a last look at the Mexico City terminal and ... Continue reading