Larger Than Life

We’ve probably all heard the phrase “larger than life”  when describing an individual. If you describe someone as larger than life, you mean that they have a very strong personality and behave in a way that makes people notice them.  There can hardly be a greater compliment than to call someone “larger than life.” ThatContinue reading “Larger Than Life”

Following Jesus, Yet Leaving the Church Behind

Because of the COVID-19 virus, it has been 8 weeks since my church has been able to gather together for worship or anything else.  Stay at home guidelines have been followed in order to keep the virus from spreading.  While I  hate not being able to gather with my church family, I think it isContinue reading “Following Jesus, Yet Leaving the Church Behind”

A Broken Nativity

During the season of Advent there is always an emergence of people’s nativity sets in people’s homes.  These nativity displays can be very simple as well as very elaborate. Some are inexpensive and others can be quite expensive.  You also see nativity sets outside during the season; wooden ones, inflatable ones, and even live ones.Continue reading “A Broken Nativity”

Wardrobe Malfunction

I can remember a time when I never heard of the phrase “wardrobe malfunction.”  It is a relatively new phrase in our modern language. A wardrobe malfunction describes a clothing failure that accidentally or perhaps intentionally exposes a person’s intimate parts. It is different from deliberate incidents of indecent exposure or public flashing. Justin TimberlakeContinue reading “Wardrobe Malfunction”

Love is Greater Than Hate

This past week the Westboro Baptist Church from Topeka, Kansas came to Richmond, Virginia and staged one of its protests both at the Capital and on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University.  The church is known for its use of inflammatory hate speech, especially against LGBTQ people, Catholics, Orthodox Christians, atheists, Muslims, Jews, Romani people andContinue reading “Love is Greater Than Hate”

Dust on the Pews

How many of us have ever dusted a rug?  I’m not talking about running the vacuum over it, but instead hanging the rug outside and beating the dust out of it.  People who frequently learn about rug cleaning and maintenance have probably encountered the term “rug beating.” This cleaning technique was implemented in past decades,Continue reading “Dust on the Pews”

Identity Theft

The phrase identity theft was not part of the English language until 1964, oddly the year I was born. Since that time, the definition of identity theft has been defined as the theft of personally identifying information, generally including a person’s name, date of birth, social security number, driver’s license number, bank account or creditContinue reading “Identity Theft”