An Open Bible, Open Mind, Four Questions

by Kevin Burton    Most of my mornings begin with a Bible study method that helps me focus on the things God intended for me to know.    It’s like pouring the power of God’s Word through a funnel and into my life. Even better than Rice Krispies, no?    I have long since forgotten …

So Close, So Far, Happy Mother’s Day

by Kevin Burton    Honoring my mom on Mother’s Day is a joy that I do not take for granted.  It’s just not as easy this year.    Each part of life, as it arrives on the calendar, goes through this strange virus filter. At first this was surreal, then it became numbing.    Now …

My House Husband Grade: Incomplete

by Kevin Burton    So I am furloughed, my wife is still working fulltime.  I guess that makes me a house husband?    Well I am working, on something I hope can someday be called a legitimate small business.  But most days I don’t go anywhere farther than the mailbox.    House husband is a …

Dreaming Of One Last Beatles Record

by Kevin Burton    My Beatles wish is not like yours I’m guessing.    I am a big fan of Beatles music. If granted the power to rewrite music history it would be tempting to undo the Beatles breakup, but I wouldn’t.    I would want to keep the post Beatles individual work of John, …

Brand Loyalty Shifting During Crisis

by Kevin Burton    Looked outside and saw a yellow plastic bag in the driveway Sunday.    Oh Boy!  Hope we got some coupons!    In ordinary times coupons, while certainly welcome, are not a cause for celebration. But these aren’t ordinary times. And, the changing times can be measured in part by the coupons …

To Hear God Speak You Have To Listen

by Kevin Burton    “Got your ears on?” is the way truckers on CB radio used to ask, “Are you listening?        This month on Page 7 we have talked about God’s plan, His eagerness to communicate it to humans and some of the ways in which He does so.    Pastors and theologians who …

Hold Your Applause, Karaoke Hits Pause

by Kevin Burton    A stay-at-home order basically formalizes what I want to do anyway.    I like my house. My wife is here. My stuff is here.  The TV is set to “off.”  Alexa spins the tunes.    The refrigerator hums in what sounds to me like the key of contentment.    Church via …

My Second Welcome To The Jungle

by Kevin Burton    Joe Burrow and I are headed home    I was calm, ready for the moment.    Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Burrow, the LSU national champion quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner, as the first pick of the NFL draft last night.  I had said if the Cincinnati Bengals didn’t do anything silly, …

Living Vicariously Through The Shockers

by Kevin Burton    I call it “Splashdown.” Long live Splashdown.    It was a long three-pointer made by then freshman guard Fred VanVleet of Wichita State in a second-round NCAA tournament game vs. Gonzaga.    The rainbow jumper beat the shot clock and pushed a precarious two-point lead to five, with less than two …