May 2017

Amy Tan was born in Oakland, California in 1952, two and a half years after her parents immigrated from China.  Her first book, “The Joy Luck Club” (published in 1990) was on the New York Times best seller list for almost a year.  The book is a delightful mix of … Continue Reading

April 2017

Everything in life leaves its mark on the world.  A deer passing through the forest leaves a trail of broken branches and browsed bushes.  A rabbit living in your garden can be easily detected.  Homes with bicycles and skates in the driveway make the presence of children.  We cannot pass … Continue Reading

March 2017

It is often difficult to understand the relationship between the Old and the New Testaments of the Bible.  Many have a tough time finding the Gospel in O.T. with its heavy emphasis on the myriad of rules and regulations that cover nearly every aspect of life.  By the same token, … Continue Reading

February 2017

Modern Christians have a difficult time fitting Lent into our lives.  We want our religion to be upbeat and we find traditional Lenten observances to be dreary and depressing.  Forty days of fasting, penitence, and prayer is just too much for a generation schooled in the ways of quick and … Continue Reading