The other day I ran across a really cool recording. A single voice. One child. 12 years old. You’d be amazed at what I heard. There had been a band and even backup singers. But in this final product, every instrument and every voice was erased. Deleted. The band… the Jackson 5. The boy… Michael Jackson. A few years ago, Motown simply decided to strip down a bunch of songs of everything except for Michael’s voice for a new CD. The result… not what you’d think. I shudder to thi
What do you do when life reverses and takes you backwards and down instead of forward and up? Such was the experience of dozens of commuters at a New Jersey subway station this week when the escalator they were on reversed direction and started going backwards. Down. People were screaming, “Stop! Stop! Someone stop this thing!” Ever experienced that feeling? All you wanted was up. Feeling like you’re moving ahead. In the right direction. Even slowly is better than backwards.
Life gets messy and dirty. People do too. Babies… Well, that’s a whole other story. As my daughter Corin dropped off my granddaughter London with me the other day, she went through a few instructions. Most of them had to do with cleanup. She seems to have forgotten that this ain’t my first barbecue. Wipe this. Clean that. Yeah right, got it. Just as we were transferring the car seat, London, having caught the bug that’s been going around, let out a nasty sneeze. Stuff went ev
“I know something you don’t know.” Remember saying that as a kid or maybe hearing it from that obnoxious brother or sister? Well, as we halt the “season of giving” and enter the “season of resolutions,” God knows something we don’t know. His plans for us. Greater than we could imagine and better than our best dream, His plans are perfectly designed for our good and His glory. New Years is all about plans and resolutions, but nowadays there seems to be far more talk about b