“Surely, goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.” Psalm 23 When Cassie Worley’s father, the well-known, beloved psychiatrist Dr. Charles Steck, died, one of the several scripture passages Cassie and her brothers selected for the service was Psalm 23. Cassie told me that when she and her family were evacuated to Mobile following Katrina this… Read more →

Add Water

“O God, my God, my soul thirsts for thee…” Psalm 63:1-8 I have heard that in the Grand Canyon National Park there are signs along the trails that read, “Stop! Drink water! You are thirsty, whether you realize it or not.”  In that arid climate, the humidity is so low, the air is so dry, your perspiration evaporates so quickly,… Read more →


“All the promises of God find their Yes in him…” 2 Corinthians 1:18-20  I got in trouble once in the 2nd grade when a boy across the room passed a note to me.  Of course, in transit, the note was opened and read by every kid between him and me.  By the time the note reached me, they were all… Read more →


Luke 24:1-12 “Why do you seek the living among the dead?  Remember how he told you…that the Son of man must be crucified, and on the third day rise.” “Rise.” This is the name of a Methodist Church in Virginia pastored by a friend and former classmate of Max’s:   Rise. That would be a good name for this church… Read more →