A Choice of Two Kingdoms

By Steven Norris       “Dang! Why is the paper so big, Dad?” The overflowing newsprint slid from his little arms, landing in a jumbled mess on the kitchen table.       We all know that the Sunday before...

Waking Up to Gratitude

By Steven Norris       Traditions. That’s what the holidays are all about. Our family is no different. Over the next week, we will dine on delectable culinary creations made only a few times a year. We will catch up with family members...

Is Healing Possible?

By Steven Norris       It is one of the most profound questions that Jesus asks in any of the gospel accounts. In John 5, Jesus enters the holy city of Jerusalem. Near the gate of the city was the Pool of Bethesda, a place known for its...

What Now?

By Steven Norris       What now? As I sit down to write this week, the results of the election are still in question. No clear winner has been declared, so we all wait. This interim moment will eventually end, and we will be left with the same...

Unity Over Uniformity

By Steven Norris       Ransom Olds is not a household name. His legacy lives on, however, in the company that bears his name: Oldsmobile. Olds was the first to create and patent the assembly line, allowing him to increase production by 500...

You Are What You Love

By Steven Norris       “I think. Therefore, I am.” So goes the oft-quoted maxim from 17th century mathematician, scientist, and philosopher, Rene Descartes. Most of us merely nod in agreement, not taking the time to think through the...

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