I Don’t Need Your Help I Think

Have you ever tried to help someone and it backfired? My father-in-law once got a flat tire in the winter. As he started to change the tire, a young man stopped and took over for him. As a farmer who repaired all his own equipment, my father-in-law was not looking for help and didn’t needContinue reading “I Don’t Need Your Help I Think”

Oh, the Blessings I Take for Granted

For from him and through him and for him are all things. —Romans 11:36 George Herbert, a seventeenth-century British poet, encouraged readers toward being thankful in his poem “Gratefulness.” “Thou that hast given so much to me, give one thing more: a grateful heart.” The Bible declares Jesus as the source of all blessing: “ForContinue reading “Oh, the Blessings I Take for Granted”

How Do We Judge Art and Music?

If you or I want to pursue the best music or art in life, it’s only fair that we discuss at this point how one identifies the best things so as to pursue them. One encounters a bewildering array of recommendations. Charlie Brown’s friend Schroeder likes Beethoven. Bill Clinton likes Fleetwood Mac. One’s roommate swearsContinue reading “How Do We Judge Art and Music?”