I am writing this shortly after two major hurricanes have ripped through both my adopted state of North Carolina as well as Florida and Georgia. These hurricanes have flooded or destroyed homes in North Carolina and flattened entire towns in coastal Florida. As always, there were personal stories of both people who either dodged tragedy […]Read More ALL THAT GOD ALLOWS
Long before any religion formed and named itself, whether pagan or monotheistic, there was our Natural world. Our earliest sense of God’s divinity came once men and women recognized that we were both different than other creatures yet part of the larger Natural whole, easily witnessed both on the ground as well as in the […]Read More WHO IS GOD?
As a physician for many years, I have at times been faced with patients suffering from diseases from which they will not recover, that they are going to die, and soon. While we are taught to help such patients and their families during these very difficult times, each situation is unique and so we have […]Read More ONCE EVERY DAY BECOMES THE LAST
I am finishing up reading a book about the Puritans, which focuses on their sense of persecution in England and coming to what will become Massachusetts in the 1620s to establish a sense of freedom here to develop a Bible-based society. The Puritans thought of themselves as “the new Israelites,” and saw “the New World” […]Read More OUR UNRAVELING PURITY