Glad Tidings

New Year, New Opportunities for Love!

2 Jan , 2017  

GT—Volume 14 Issue 1 Party! Party ! Party! New Year’s Eve is the time for parties, whether we go to a large public party where one can get lost in the crowd and lose all inhibitions, or go to an intimate party with friends or family. Seattle’s major celebration is held at the Space Needle. […]

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Listening to God, Acting for God

24 Jul , 2016  

  Exodus 19:1-31:18 April 27, 2014 Moses Brings God’s Words to the Children of Israel  You have seen for yourselves what I did to Egypt. You saw how I carried you on the wings of eagles and brought you to myself. Now obey me completely. Keep my covenant. If you do, then out of all […]


Glad Tidings

GT—Volume 13 Issue 7

9 Jul , 2016  

“I Want Patience, RIGHT NOW!” There I sat looking out of the 4th grade window. It revealed a sparkling blue May sky. It was open to allow the dulcet breeze to waft in. The weather was unusually warm and superb for the Puget Sound region. But there I was stuck in a classroom for two […]


Glad Tidings

GT—Volume 13 Issue 2

2 Feb , 2016  

Let Us Examine What Real Love Is “Make me the happiest man on earth, and say you will marry me.” It sounds romantic. This or similar words often form a marriage proposal. Marriage is not in vogue as much as it was when Ruth and I married, over 50 years ago. Marriage then involved the […]



God Makes Us Holy

9 Jan , 2015  

January 11, 2015 Let Us Hold Fast We live in a world that is primarily secular and non-Christian. In our culture we are bombarded with messages that encourage us to engage in ungodly pursuits. Advertising not only urges us to buy excessively, but encourages us by appealing to our fleshly and sexual desires. We are […]

Christ and Culture

Marriage in the Culture vs. Marriage in Christ

23 Jun , 2014  

Gratia Christi, quod Sum, quod Vivo, quoque Laboro facit.  “The grace of Christ makes what I am, what I live, what I do” Love in the 60’s Ruth and I began dating and because we liked one another, we became “steadies”. We fell in love in 1960, and began looking toward marriage as the consummation […]



Advent: Third Sunday

30 Dec , 2013  

Advent—Love December 22, 2013 “For thou art a holy people unto Jehovah thy God: Jehovah thy God hath chosen thee to be a people for his own possession, above all peoples that are upon the face of the earth. Jehovah did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in […]