Normal Matters

Our "normal life" matters

Give Me the Key

What about keys make them so important to us? In a word: security. If we have something of import, we lock it up. We want to keep people out of our homes so we lock them up, both when we’re at home and away. We lock our cars. We have safe deposit boxes locked away […]

Alone But Not Alone

Is there a way to be alone but not feel alone? If there is, what is it? From personal experience, at least from the perspective of married life followed again by single life, I believe there is. After graduating with a four-year university degree, I married.  Then, just under a year later, a traffic accident […]

Time is a Canary

Why are canaries sometimes referred to as stoolies, pigeons, or tattle-tales? Because in mines they would “tell on” the presence of toxic gases before those gasses became lethal to the miners. How did they “tell on” the gasses? By giving their lives. They were sensitive to the gasses and would die before those gases became […]

What if It Was True

The Question One of the most important questions of life is: “Who was Jesus?” The answer has eternal implications. What if Jesus really was who He claimed to be: the Son of God.  Then what? A logical reaction would be to point out that if He really was the Son of God then He wouldn’t […]

Priorities Are Normal

Normal life Life happens. You deal with it. Daily. The way you live reveals your priorities. Priorities matter. An example: Reading is important to you. You enjoy it. It is a priority. Because you read you’d rather read a book than watch a movie.  You don’t watch many movies. Your friends enjoy watching movies more than reading. They watch […]