|Rain Brings Out the Fragrance|
|Thursday, December 08, 2016|
It was just a small pine bough there on the sidewalk. But I was obliged to pick it up and take it to my office.
I have always loved the smell, the look—even the feel of pine trees. It must go back to my childhood at Christmastime. To this day, the smell of a pine tree brings back so many happy memories, and whenever I pass by a Christmas tree lot, I like to stand there and just sniff the air.
My favorite restaurant in the entire wor[...]
|Why I Can't Hit the Delete Key|
|Thursday, December 01, 2016|
Confession. I keep some contact names in my Outlook address book even after they have passed away. A former boss. A friend. I just can’t bring myself to delete their names. For example, there’s this guy I met in the pulpit of a church in Romania.
It was one of the first times I ever preached in Ploiesti, the oil producing town an hour north of Bucharest. Stefan (not his real name) stood next to me and translated the message with remark[...]
|Thursday, November 24, 2016|
They came from entirely dissimilar cultures.
They gathered from opposite sides of the ocean.