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In the book of Matthew (5:44) we are instructed not to hate, rather love our enemies. That is one of the most difficult directives the Bible gives us. Rage and hate are a poison that generally rots the soul of the hater and has almost no effect on the hated. But our flesh demands justice. Ha…

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Savannah Grace Verrilli was born at 3:42 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 to Tiffany Ann Lemay and John Anthony Verrilli of Sebring at AdventHealth Sebring. She was 7 pounds, 5 ounces and 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Susan A. Lemay and Elbert C. Griffin. Paternal grandparents are J…

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In the book of Matthew (5:44) we are instructed not to hate, rather to love our enemies. That is one of the most difficult directives the Bible gives us. Rage and hate are a poison that generally rots the soul of the hater and has almost no effect on the hated. But our flesh demands justice.…

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Q: On several occasions over the last six months or so, our 12-year-old son has told us he’s been thinking about suicide. Apparently, he’s been the target of a couple of school bullies and sometimes feels like life is too much. We’ve talked to him, tried to help him express his feelings, and…

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In the beginning, God formed man of the dust of the ground (physical body) and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul, Genesis 2:7. KJV. He created man in his own image, in the image of God (the Triune God: the father, son and Holy Spirit, as man is body,…

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A number of years ago at the Seattle Special Olympics, nine contestants who were all either physically or mentally challenged assembled at the starting line for the 100-yard dash. As the gun sounded to start the race, they all headed for the finish line. They were not the swiftest or most ag…

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Q: We have two married daughters, one of whom is adopted. The biological daughter has two children who, we recently discovered, have been told that it is wrong to call our adopted daughter “aunt so-and-so” because she is not really family. Nor, according to our biological daughter and son-in…

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Q: Our 14-year-old (he’s going into the ninth grade at a public high school) has taken up with a bunch of kids that we don’t exactly approve of. They have reputations as troublemakers and at least one has already been arrested for shoplifting and had to do some community service. The irony i…

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