Good News! Light of Hope

2020 has been a rough year for all of us, but there is a piercing light of hope that shines through what we may often feel as darkness. It’s like when Han Solo is about to get killed in Return of the Jedi and suddenly all his friends risk their lives to save him.  My […]

Good News! First Reaction

“The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.   Psalm 145:9 Lately, I find myself revisiting my youth – listening to 80s music from my high school/college years , watching the original Star Wars trilogy again for the umpteenth time, and playing the classic arcade games (Dig Dug, Galaga, Donkey […]

Good News! We’ve Come This Far by Faith

“We’ve Come This Far by Faith” Growing up for me as a church boy, I was surrounded my whole life, as I have said before, with music. There were the spirituals which were the songs of captivity and longing to be free. Then there was gospel with its upswing beat of the city and Jazz.  […]

Good News! God’s Bigger Picture

“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5 Honestly, sometimes when I do these Good News articles, it seems like it’s at a time when nothing good is happening. I sit here amongst […]

Good News! Steal Away

“Steal Away” (“Steal Away to Jesus”) is a magnificent spiritual that speaks to our world today. I define the Negro Spirituals as the songs of our captivity, yearning and longing for the freedom that the Father provides. As we live in this new reality of the Covid -19 pandemic, we long for the freedoms of […]

Good News! Truth Be Told

“Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.”John 8:32 I usually stream the radio during the workday.  I keep the volume down so I can concentrate on my work, but I will turn it up if something interesting is going on.  Usually, I listen to KNBR for sports talk about […]

Good News! With My Savior

I grew up in a world that was filled with music of all kinds. I grew up singing spirituals which were the songs of our captivity. Then came gospel with its joyful sweet strains, the songs of our liberation, the songs of the city. Added to this mix were the blues. These all led to […]

Good News! The Lord Provides

“And as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed Him, crying aloud, “Have mercy on us, Son of David.”  When He entered the house, the blind men came to Him; and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?”  They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.”  Then He […]

Good News! Blessings

It’s been a tough couple of weeks.  Okay, it’s been a tough few months if we’re being honest, but I feel like it’s been a particularly tough couple of weeks.  Between the wildfires raging through the state and the smoky unhealthy air we’re dealing with, the concerns with COVID spread and people either not socially […]