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Been Married Four (4) Times

Before you judge me, let me summarize. First wife – Died too young of an aneurysm at age 36; the mother of my four children Second wife – Divorced – all on me; I wasn’t the man I should have been Third wife – Died too young of cancer at […]

God Only Knows

For who knows what is good for a person in life, during the few and meaningless days, they pass through like a shadow? Ecclesiastes 6:12a I think I’m so smart sometimes until a big dose of reality knocks me for a loop. I realize I still have a lot to […]

The Eternal Mystery

“What do workers gain from their toil? I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet[a] no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end,” Ecclesiastes […]

Empty Life

Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher.“Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” Ecclesiastes 1: 2 I read an article through Bible Gateway (biblegateway.com) about favorite Bible verses of atheists. Ecclesiastes was an odds-on-favorite choice. So, I am taking a fresh look at the book. The following is a conclusion after examining Chapter 1. […]

Talk Show

Typical talk show studio: Desk and couch forefront. Backdrop blue with title of show “Papa’s House” in bold gold letters. Scene opens with close shot of Rich Pappas, the host of his own local TV talk show, “Papa’s House” finishing with the punchline of a joke. Rich Pappas: Thank you. […]

America’s Decline

I believe there is enough evidence to blame the moral declension of America as much on complacent, judgmental and/or self-righteous Christianity as any movie theme, music genre or educational philosophy. Jesus was different from the world around him. His difference was not that he didn’t dance, drink or hang out […]

Seeking Fullness of Life

“Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.” Psalm 117: 1 and 2a Purpose: Worship the Lord Meaning: Because the Lord’s love is great and his faithfulness is forever Is this too simple? […]

A Full, Rich Life Is An A1 Life

Sin is disobedience to God.  We do it automatically.  We do it naturally.  The result of sin is we don’t think like God.  The world is upside down.  It is not functioning the way God intended.  The world is dysfunctional.  In the first book of the Bible, when God finished […]