Confession: The “deacon call list” has always caused me a bit of anxiety. You know, that list of church members a deacon calls during times of crisis or when the church is introducing new initiatives. I am perplexed by the anxiety. I’m a people person and I like to talk. Perhaps it is because the … Continue reading We need each other: The blessing of connections during the COVID-19 pandemic
Give New Orleans your prayers, not your pity
I don’t know exactly why USA Today’s article about New Orleans and the COVID-19 outbreak aggravated me so. You can read it for yourself here: “Death rate soars in New Orleans coronavirus 'disaster' that could define city for generations.” At first, I thought it was the tone. I read it again. The tone is serious … Continue reading Give New Orleans your prayers, not your pity
Have you seen Jazz?
Have you ever seen jazz? That’s right – “seen jazz.” Have you seen it played, experienced it in person. I know you have heard jazz – at the movies, on TV (The Charlie Brown Christmas Special), on the radio. But if you haven’t seen jazz played live, you only appreciate a fraction of its beauty … Continue reading Have you seen Jazz?