Category Archives: Other voices

Time to Rest?

An interesting podcast recently suggested that without creative work, there is no true rest. Creative work generates a product or useful service and can be done in an office, home, library, or on an assembly line. Sometimes we are paid for our work but we also might be serving as a volunteer or within our…
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You don’t have a soul

“You don’t have a soul. You ARE a soul. You HAVE a body.“ This is great news! Wrestling with the loss of friends, health issues among loved ones and my own physical changes in this decade of life, this is a timely reminder from C. S. Lewis. Ok, actually I heard Ravi Zacharias quoting C. S. Lewis!…
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Remember Me, O Lord

Remember me, O LORD, when you show favor to your people; help me when you save them. Psalm 106:4 Does God forget about us? Why do we see the fathers of our faith imploring God to remember? As Westerners, our first instinct is to intellectualize things. When describing our faith we make lists of essential…
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Miracles

The philosopher, when he sees a miracle, looks for a natural explanation. The Jew, when he sees nature, looks for the miracle. This saying is from a book of rabbinic teaching (Sefer HaMaamarim). It is a great illustration of the Jewish worldview. A common Jewish practice every morning is to acknowledge all things are from…
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