The Great and Powerful OZ!

When I was a boy, I remember seeing the Wizard of OZ for the first time on a color TV set. Needless to say, I was absolutely mesmerized by the wonder of the change from black and white to color, but I also remember being very much sympathetic to the Cowardly Lion when the group of seekers of help first encountered The Wizard. The effects of the head floating in the air…

This Child

One of the most meaningful Pro-Life demonstrations I ever saw was a graduating High School class deciding to put out the number of empty seats with them in the graduates’ area of all the children who would have been graduating High School with them had they not been aborted. It was a powerful, silent, but effective witness of what had been sacrificed by the rampant abortions in this society. We truly are…

A Light For Revelation

“I saw the light, I saw the light. No more in darkness; no more in night. Now I’m so happy; no darkness in sight. Praise the Lord, I saw the light!” Now that’s a blast from the past. But it’s an old Gospel song I remember fondly from my youth. And it expresses an ancient desire of we humans: We don’t like the dark! Of course we do grow out of this,…

Why Are You Hiding?

“Get out of the way!” My daughter in the back seat was yelling at the cars in front of us as we were on our way to her dance class. She was frustrated at the amount of traffic in front of us and reacted like she had seen “someone” else react in the same situation. And, no, I’m not going to say who that “someone” was because I have a right not…

He’s Not On Our Team!

I remember as a boy dreading recess at school. You see, I was a bit of a bookworm and not very athletic, and so when it came to be picked for teams, I was usually the kid who got picked last. Ugh! I hated that. It was embarrassing and it made me feel like a loser! Of course, when report card time came, all the jocks wished they were me! We humans…

What Do You Desire?

I stood line line for what seemed like hours, but my friends and I REALLY wanted tickets to this concert. I mean we really did! We wanted them so bad that standing outside for hours, missing other events, and even getting a little hungry didn’t stop us from doing what we had to do to get those tickets! And we did and we loved the show! It really is amazing what price…

I Am The Door

Thresholds are funny things. American businessman Joseph B. Wirthlin once said “Those who stand at the threshold of life always waiting for the right time to change are like the man who stands at the bank of a river waiting for the water to pass so he can cross on dry land.” Thresholds mark places where we are moving from one place to another. Now think about a threshold with a door!…

Render to Caesar

NASA recently released the largest picture ever taken. It’s made up of 411 snapshots from the Hubble telescope of our nearest neighbor, the Andromeda galaxy. The picture is 1.5 billion pixels and takes 4.3 gigs of disk space to load. It’s big. But as large as the picture is, the scene it shows is even more incredible. It shows over 100 million stars and peers 40,000 light years away from us. Breathtaking! Fascinating…

Hey, That’s AGAINST The Rules!

What’s the difference in rule-keeping and wisdom? Turns out this distinction is the most important change of mind we humans have to face if we are ever going to be able to embrace the message of the Orthodox Faith! As a former police officer, I remember well having to memorize the rules of the road so that I could ENFORCE the rules. Of course all these laws were on the books for…