Do it in Jesus’ name

Do it in Jesus’ name

There are reports of many kind and thoughtful services being offered from many sources to people during these days of disease, suffering, and shut dow...

April 2nd, 2020 |  


Ask good questions

Ask good questions

I tend to think that if I had the privilege of attending presidential news briefings, I would prepare myself to ask meaningful questions. But, from wh...

March 26th, 2020 |  


Natural food is naturally suspect

Natural food is naturally suspect

Given the amount of preservatives most baby boomers have eaten over the course of our lives, we are not going to require embalming. We’re going ...

March 25th, 2020 |  



Words hurt – can fight and prevail

Words hurt – can fight and prevail

It’s difficult to keep up with all the missteps that so many make day after day as we face the coronavirus. I know many of my readers realize th...

March 24th, 2020 |  


Don’t tell me what to do

Don’t tell me what to do

We humans are complex creatures. We want what we want, we want to do what we want to do, and we resist anything to the contrary.One of my grandchildre...

March 24th, 2020 |  


It’s still OK to smile

It’s still OK to smile

Fifty years ago — April 1970 — I put on my first lab coat, white shirt, white pants and shoes. My name tag read; “Randy Riley –...

March 23rd, 2020 |  


What exactly is a Red Maple Tree?

What exactly is a Red Maple Tree?

As spring unfolds, the deep red blooms of red maple trees along the roadsides and in the woods really stand out. Withing days, the blooms fall onto th...

March 23rd, 2020 |  


Sharing a Bible-based view

Sharing a Bible-based view

Once again, God is trying to get our attention.We—-the people of the church, in particular—-need to be mindful of that. If you read the Bi...

March 19th, 2020 |  


Are you under the lion’s paw?

Are you under the lion’s paw?

How does it feel to be under the lion’s paw? Are you feeling frightened, depressed, angry, powerless, hopeless? Many of us are experiencing thos...

March 18th, 2020 updated: March 18th, 2020. |  


World turns at God’s pleasure

World turns at God’s pleasure

I am always amazed at how suspicious we humans become in the face of, well, everything that comes along. Let’s examine.Communist infiltration in...

March 17th, 2020 |