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Volcanoes and Whales

I’m in Hawaii again—on the Big Island where the Volcanoes National Park is. Last time we were here three years ago, Ivan and I flew over the volcanoes in a helicopter tour. That was so incredible, inspiring and breathtaking . . . I was really…

A Journey to Joy

Here’s a passage of Scripture which changes my perspective on life in so many ways: “Dear brothers and sisters, when trouble comes your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.” (James 1:2) Did we read that right? An opportunity for great joy? Really? Yes,…

Spiritual, but Not Religious

I am hearing more and more Christians define themselves as “spiritual, but not religious.” Actually, Richard Branson first brought this thought into my consciousness by asking a group of us attending an ethics seminar with him, “How many of you are ‘religious’?” About three of…

The Way to Peace

But as he came closer to Jerusalem and saw the city ahead, he began to weep. “How I wish today that you of all people would understand the way to peace.” (Luke 20:41-42) These verses speak to me very loudly as I sit in our…

God of Creation

Have you ever come upon a view in nature that moved you to tears? Maybe it was coming around a bend in the road and seeing a red barn nestled among the trees across a verdant Tennessee pasture. Maybe it was on an African safari…