Rapid Vaccine Development – Covid-19

One common objection to receiving Covid vaccinations is the perception that researchers developed the vaccines too quickly. Knowing the scientific reasons for this triumph of timing and the rigors of testing and production quality controls ought to alleviate this concern. I recently viewed a PBS program on American Experience entitled The Polio Crusade. Even though … More Rapid Vaccine Development – Covid-19

Accountable Freedom “A voice of one crying in the wilderness.”

In my reading today, I came across the word altruism, a term I do not often encounter these days. The context is in the book, Successful Aging by Daniel J Levitin (pp. 202-203). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition. “In the United States, one-quarter of people aged sixty-five and older volunteer, and in Canada, more than … More Accountable Freedom “A voice of one crying in the wilderness.”

THE JOY AND WONDER OF SCIENCE – Increasing Our Science Knowledge Base

Introduction: How do we as humans come to put our trust in someone or something? Builders rely on reinforced concrete to construct a typical building’s foundation. A knowledge base constitutes a foundation for trust. The more information we have, the better we can decide who or what to trust. Built upon that knowledge base is … More THE JOY AND WONDER OF SCIENCE – Increasing Our Science Knowledge Base

GIDEON’S ARMY – Advancing the Kingdom

An entertaining story in the Old Testament of the Bible focuses on the life and times of Gideon. (For the whole story, read chapters 5 through 8 of the book of Judges) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Judges%206-8&version=NIV Because of Israel’s disobedience, God had lifted His protection. For seven years, the Midianites had been oppressing Israel. The Midianite tactic of … More GIDEON’S ARMY – Advancing the Kingdom


A foundational tenant of conservative Christian orthodoxy is that God is incarnate in Jesus Christ. In Jesus, Father God reveals Himself. Jesus Christ is incarnate in His disciples through the agency of the Holy Spirit. The intention is that the disciples of Jesus Christ should re-present Jesus in the world. Christian preaching, teaching, and writing … More JESUS’ CULTURE – A CULTURE OF HONOR


The merging of life events, at a specific moment or season of life. Often little or no personal control is exercised in the timing of the convergence. Personal control may be exercised in the awareness of, the learning from,             and the application of the lessons from the convergence.  Convergence was the title I … More CONVERGENCE TIMING

M & M’s – Music

Handling the normal stressors of life is in itself challenging. For many, adding the additional stressors resulting from a global pandemic turns everyday stress into mega-stress. I have been mulling over my management mechanisms for stress. In my blog I have been passing along some of my musings on managing stress in the series M … More M & M’s – Music

A necessary trip during an uncertain time!

Navigating these troubled waters of the Covid-19 pandemic has been challenging for all of us. I have appreciated the guidance from Scripture in plotting my course. As a Christian, I am instructed by this counsel from the Apostle Paul, “Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, … More A necessary trip during an uncertain time!