The birds and the bees…and God?

By Richard Watkins A few days ago, my son turned 13. Mazel Tov, my boy, Mazel Tov! In the Jewish tradition he would be considered a man. But we are not Jewish. So, the most he is considered by me is old enough to start using some of the power tools to make my life...

God “Presponds” to and a Falwellian Dystopia

If you ever wonder whether God really gives a hoo-ha or is paying attention to what’s going on down here, I got news for you: He is. How do I know? Simple. Jerry Falwell Jr. Don’t get me wrong, I am not going to lambast Mr. Falwell like a lot of people are doing. Nor...

Temptation Frustration

St. Mark’s Corner by Richard Watkins Today, I am tempted to talk about, well, temptation. As we zoomed through Lent, turned the corner on Easter Sunday and are slowly heading toward the completion of the Easter Season at the end of the month, I would like to go back...

Shelter ‘n Pray

St. Mark’s Corner  by Richard Watkins I like to think myself a pragmatist. However, I am not so pragmatic that I refuse to believe in God’s higher and mysterious powers of working in our lives. So, when I read that Hobby Lobby is remaining open during these...

Foresight is 20/20

St. Mark’s Corner by Richard Watkins Now that we are a quarter into 2020, If 2019 taught us anything it is to look out for 2020. In a year that gave us divisiveness and discord, dissonance and disharmony, disagreement and dissension, is it really that hard to believe...

Hair Today, Gehenna Tomorrow

St. Mark’s Corner by Richard Watkins My son recently had some real crazy hair. That’s because it was Crazy Hair Day at his school. A part of the larger “spirit day” initiative in which one day out of the month, there is a “dress theme”. There has been a Sports Day,...