No School Today

My three year old skipped school today because of a cold. He had been on an excursion with his class yesterday and must have caught a virus or something. Happy to be at home, he slithers into my study room ( I work from home ) every so often just to see what I was… Continue reading No School Today

The Problem of a Romanticized Religion

On one occasion in Shiloh, after they had finished eating and drinking, Hannah got up. (Now at the time Eli the priest was sitting in his chair by the doorpost of the Lord’s temple.) She was very upset as she prayed to the Lord, and she was weeping uncontrollably. She made a vow saying, “O Lord of hosts, if you will look with compassion on the suffering of your female servant, remembering me and not forgetting your servant, and give a male child to your servant, then I will dedicate him to the Lord all the days of his life. His hair will never be cut.” (1 Samuel, Chapter 1, 9-11). Woodcut engraving after a drawing by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (German painter, 1794 - 1872), published in 1877.

( The following story was inspired by a study of 1 Samuel 1-28 … ) The Book of Samuel began with the story of a family of Levites and a woman call Hannah who could not give birth. During those times, people viewed barrenness negatively because the Bible clearly says that a blessed people will… Continue reading The Problem of a Romanticized Religion

Cookies For Good Behaviour

I’m a father of a three-year-old and the three-year-old does not want to go to school today. It is the second week of pre-school, but a bout of fever broke the regularity of going to school and now a three-year-old thinks that staying at home is the better deal. The mother tried her best to… Continue reading Cookies For Good Behaviour

Hard Times

Everyone faces hardships in their lives. On the up side, there are others who are definitely going through something worse. On the down side, that knowledge absolutely does not help alleviate any of the suffering you experience. All you can think of of is “let it end please…” or something similar, and then you promise… Continue reading Hard Times