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 off 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, […]


All of us have our medical stories.  Some of you suffer from severe physical ailments.  Others are more fortunate.  But even in the worst of times, when the outlook is darkest, there is always hope for a miracle recovery of some sort. A little more than twenty years ago I had that sort of experience. […]

Twelve Years Till World’s End

The Earth’s climate is changing.  It is getting warmer, the ice caps are melting, and the seas are slowly rising. The average Earth temperature has risen 1 degree centigrade since the beginning of the industrial revolution.  A further rise is inevitable, and the harmful effects are being experiencing world-wide. Experts are predicting that any increase […]