Aug 28

One child – DNA from two mothers?

Can a child have two biological mothers? Logically, one would immediately say “NO!” but the Washington Post reported that a lab in Oregon has accomplished this feat with rhesus monkeys. The article states,

Scientists have produced monkeys with genetic material from two mothers…. Using cloning-related techniques, the researchers developed a way to replace most of the genes in the eggs of one rhesus macaque monkey with genes from another monkey. They then fertilized the eggs with sperm, transferred the resulting embryos into animals’ wombs and produced four apparently healthy offspring. Continue reading

Aug 26

When am I saved?

Recently, a person with whom I correspond asked this question. Here is a part of the question: Am I saved because I say “I love you Jesus, come into my heart”? Or am I saved when the Spirit enters my … Continue reading

Aug 25

Sparrow at Starbucks

The Sparrow at Starbucks (Author – John Thomas Oaks) It was chilly in Manhattan but warm inside the Starbucks shop n 51st Street and Broadway, just a skip up from Times Square. For a musician, it’s the most lucrative Starbucks … Continue reading

Jun 06

The Wooden Bowl

The Wooden Bowl (Shared by Jan Ross – Based on a story by Tolstoy) A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year old grandson. The old man’s hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his … Continue reading

Feb 11

Hot Water Bottle

A child’s simple prayer for a most unusual item – a hot water bottle was needed (on that very day) on the equator in Africa. Could/would God grant such a request & if so, how would it happen? Continue reading

Jan 30

Struggling With The Truth

It seems “religion” is becoming an ever more popular topic of discussion among politicians and the stars of movies and television these days. But, invariably, when their conversations turn to matters of faith, there’s a glaring omission in their professions. … Continue reading

Oct 25

Jesus – right on time!

When Jesus was 12 yrs old, He confounded the religious leaders with his understanding. However, He did not begin His ministry for another 18 years. Why? Did He lack wisdom? …continue reading Continue reading

Oct 22

Worry: The Cause, The Cost, And The Cure

Life is so full of uncertainties. Wouldn’t it be great if there were at least a few things we could count on? Some constants to give us a reliable foundation for the beginning of each new day? Well, Jesus assures … Continue reading

Sep 28

Ever Increasing Glory

Over the past few months, I have been studying “glory” as it relates to Christians today. It is common to see people (everywhere) struggling to get glory for themselves. But, in the Bible, we are told to take a different … Continue reading