Aaron’s Unifying Beard

Aaron’s Unifying Beard

Perhaps my fascination with Psalm 133 stems purely from the overt reference to Aaron and his (assumingely magnificent) oiled beard. Your average clean-shaven Joe probably doesn’t get that excited about beards or beard oil for that matter, but when you’ve invested a significant amount of time growing a beard and keeping it relatively controlled and…

Identify and Divide

Identify and Divide

I remember first meeting Mark over 30 years ago. I had never seen him before nor was I aware of any friends we may have had in common. We met in a professional setting and it seemed that as we worked alongside each other there was some unity  between us. Initially we only spent three…

It’s Not about the Coffee

It’s Not about the Coffee

My wife far outpaces me as a world traveler. By the time she and I got married, she had already traveled multiple times throughout Europe and had visited at least ten countries. I’m six years older than her, and to date, I’ve only visited two: one was a short-term ministry trip to England to preach…

Manufactured Peace

Manufactured Peace

The United Nations was established after the close of World War 2. Its purpose is to unite together different nations with diplomacy and good relations with the hope of preventing further wars. If you were to read the charter of the United Nations, you’d come across this statement in the preamble which explains one of the…