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...

How Dare You

By Richard Watkins If you are fan of the movie “A Christmas Story” as I am, you will undoubtedly remember the infamous triple-dog dare scene. The scene where Schwartz double-dares, double-dog dares and finally (in a breach of social etiquette) triple-dog dares Flick...

By the Numbers

By Richard Watkins There has been a total of 125 mass shootings in the U.S. from January 1 through May 7, 2019 resulting in 561 people either being killed or injured. That is 23 more shot than the number of times the word “love” is mentioned in the Bible; Old and New...

Lent isn’t for giving up; it’s for giving in

By Richard Watkins Ash Wednesday, which fell on March 6 this year, marked the beginning of the Lenten season. And as it was approaching, I was reminded of when I was a kid how each year I had to make the hard decision to give up something…gum. Actually, it wasn’t hard...

Spread the Good News, Just Don’t Push It

By Richard Watkins I don’t like fish. Rather, I don’t like eating fish. As a child I had a bad experience with a filet of something with bones and to this day, the mere thought of eating fish gives me the dry heaves. So…I don’t like fish. My wife likes fish. She likes...

Time for A Thanksgiving Overhaul

By Richard Watkins For me, Thanksgiving as a kid meant a few different things. It meant, most importantly, playing street football with my cousins. Secondly, it meant sitting at a separate table from the adults for dinner, usually off in a side room, and feeling as...