Fall is here. With fall comes the changing of many things; the colors of the leaves, the temperatures of the days and nights, the hours of sunlight. But one of the things I love about fall is that it is homecoming season! What an opportunity to see how old friends have changed since they were last seen. October 7 and 8 was homecoming at Clarks Summit University. In hopes of reconnecting with those that I attended college with and professors that taught me, I also hoped to run into those that I had built relationships with when I was coaching. And as it was homecoming weekend, I hoped to build new relationships with other alumni and guests at CSU. Read More
He stood only about 5'5" and was of an average build. His face, while I could tell he was older still looked youthful and full of life. Read More
"I am Salim, pleased to meet you."
Returning his greeting I awaited his initiative for salutatory actions. Without offering his hand, he led me down the hallway and into a small library where he told me to look at any literature I pleased until he returned. After leafing through several Qur'ans of different translations, Salim returned and showed me into the prayer room of the mosque. He turned a chair to face mine and sat when I was seated. Our question and answer session was about to begin.
There are seasons in life which will be difficult. Some of the difficulty of these seasons are multiplied by the unexpected nature with which they come. Over the past month, I have been convicted in the area of prayer. Initially, this conviction was spurred by my prayers for a young 5 year old boy fighting against leukemia. . .for the second time in his young life. Read More