One never knows what awaits around the corner.  Charles Dickens titled one of his novels Great Expectations.  Do you have great expectations?  What are your prospects? That reminds me of a brief story by Jack London in his book Burning Daylight.  London told of a wedding in western North Carolina where a fight broke out […]

The End of Capital Punishment?

On March 13th, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsome effectively ended capital punishment in that state.  On the following day Beto O’Rourke announced his candidacy for the Presidency.  O’Rourke says he would suspend capital punishment at the Federal level.  A few months ago I wrote my own views on that controversial subject.  With minor modifications, I […]


On March 7 I posted a story about my 1995 healing from a mysterious neurological disorder. At the time, my family and I considered it a miracle, a gift from God. I still think of that way, and I give Him the glory.  Of course, I also give credit and thanks to the medical profession.  […]

Prayer for Healing

  In a preceding post I related the story about my experience with a severe neurological disease and my eventual recovery.  Unfortunately, not everyone is so fortunate.  Some people are healed, others are not.  The prayers of the faithful are always a great comfort to those who suffer, but prayers do not always result in […]

Introduction and Index

Wreck of the Sea Venture 1609 Samuel Jordan was evidently the first Jordan to settle in English America. Some reports say that Samuel was born in Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, England, and his birth year is given as 1575 or 1578.  Samuel was on the ship Sea Venture that shipwrecked in Bermuda in July 1609. The […]

A Lector’s Note

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.” This verse from the Apostle Paul’s second letter to Timothy describes the general Evangelical Christian view of the Bible.  Most would agree, however, that certain passages are much more interesting and useful than others. I serve as a lector in my church, […]