Carrying Your Torch

The Olympic flame goes back to the ancient Greek Olympics and commemorated the Promotheus’ stealing fire from the gods and giving it to mortals. However, the idea of a torch relay has no precedent in antiquity. The first torch relay was for the 1936 Summer Games in Berlin. Hitler wanted to show off Germany-put the […]

Teaching Your Children

Last week, I wrote a fair amount of the obligation parents have in training their children for righteousness. I know of no greater obligation parents have: “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with […]


We have some dear friends who have been on vacation this past week. As they often do when they’re going to be out of town, Joe and Jan asked us to run by and feed their cats every other day. We’re more than happy to oblige—Joe and Jan have been very kind to us and […]