The Lesson and Life — for September 30, 2012

By Ronald G. Davis   I have been a stranger, a stranger given gracious hospitality. From fried pumpkin blossoms for breakfast to keys to a lakeside vacation home in a gated community (when the owner was away!), I have been accepted in Christian love. Sunday dinner at McDonald’s was a special treat because the children […]

The Lesson and Life — for September 16, 2012

By Ronald G. Davis   How would you characterize our culture? Is it one of instant, or delayed gratification? Technology votes for instant. Why wait for “snail mail” when there’s “e-mail”? Why wait for a trip to the library when there are Kindles and Nooks and iPods and a shelf full of tablet devices? Credit […]

The Lesson and Life — for September 2

By Ronald G. Davis   In The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, the lead character in J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic children’s book, once again gets his opportunity to grow in the 2012 movie of that title directed by Peter Jackson, due out in December. An unassuming hobbit, more concerned with personal comfort and cracked dishes at the beginning […]