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February 24, 2019

Journey with John “Stories for Sharing” by Charles Arcodia is a collection of writings that touch the soul.  One, titled “The Picture,” speaks to me.  It’s for all who have something beautiful to share, but are not always affirmed because their beauty is not the...

February 17, 2019

Journey with John Mr. Cofer was my high school choir director.  I admired and respected him deeply.  He introduced me to good choral music and I am grateful.  Frequently, as we began a song, he would say, “Heads up!” – meaning – get your eyes out of the music and...

February 10, 2019

Journey with John I love the praise songs that declare an intimate, comfortable relationship with God.  I find them inviting.  But I must confess a bias to the hymns that have stood the test of time and remain solid witnesses to the faith.  I am most inspired by the...

February 3, 2019

Journey with John During the winter months, Saturday night’s sleep comes with difficulty as I think about what the weather might bring to our Sunday morning.  Will the streets be clear or covered with snow or treacherous black ice, unseen but quickly felt?  I worry as...

January 27, 2019

Journey with John The darkest tragedies tend to – at least for a time – bring out the best in humanity.  It’s good to remember the moments when people rise up to their finest selves, looking beyond unspeakable deeds of terror that we see too frequently in a few.  Last...