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March 24, 2019

Journey with John Friday, I’m getting new shocks for my car.  They reduce the bumps you feel as you drive.  I don’t think about shocks very much, until they’re not working.  Currently, they are not performing well and I’m noticing the ruts in the road.  By the time...

March 17, 2019

Journey with John As we move forward on our journey to the Cross, this story from “Parables of Life & Death” by Martin Bell convicts me.  He writes: “I’m going to fast,” he said.  “Have you tried to slow down?” I inquired kindly.  He looked at me with an attitude...

March 10, 2019

Journey with John It’s the small things in life that are of the greatest value.  Several years ago, a good friend said that as you age, you discover that the things you once held in high esteem because of their price tag or how they appeared to society are not nearly...

March 3, 2019

Journey with John One of the things so powerfully portrayed in the Gospels is Jesus’ consistency.  Whether it was Zacchaeus in the tree, Nicodemus at midnight, the disciples on fighting a stormy sea, a multitude of thousands needing to be fed, or a sick woman brushing...

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...