(By Dane Fowlkes, Ph.D.) “You cannot be a Christian without also being a pilgrim, traveling light through the world.” ~Peter Masters

“These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.” (Hebrews 11:13)

I happened upon a new way of expressing feeling foreign to a situation or circumstance: “As out-of-place as a kingfisher on the Interstate.” On completing a partner visit in Kenner near New Orleans International Airport and rounding up and onto Interstate 10 East toward the New Orleans business district, I spied a kingfisher sitting on a grey metal guardrail overlooking the highway below. I did a double take, and had I been able to do so without endangering myself, I would have snapped a photo of the unusual sighting with my cell phone. Questions jostled for consideration: Where were the fish? How far away was the water? Was he lost? Had she been confused by traffic, causing it to regroup and regain her wits about herself? CONTINUE