You know the scenario: you step gingerly on the scales, hoping for a good reading, only to have your hopes dashed to pieces. Not only did you not lose any weight, you’ve gained! So, you decide you are really going to get serious THIS time, and you go on a diet. My life has been … More Diet or Life Style?
So, I’m heading east on Route 973, a beautiful drive through the countryside, noticing how all the fields are steaming. After two days of snow (eight inches in some areas), we’ve enjoyed some beautiful sights, albeit strange: like snow on the ground in the mountains, and subtle bright green leaves on the trees – a beautiful … More Absolute Surrender
When our oldest son was two, the mother of one of our acquaintances gave her two-year-old son a quarter of an aspirin while waiting in an airport for a joining flight. It lodged in his throat and the loss of oxygen for those few moments caused sever brain damage. I empathized greatly with her – the Lord taught me many lessons … More Walk for Jordan
We all have a beast living within – the flesh. It is the old man that we will not be separated from until our flesh is truly dead. That beast wants to control our lives – every part of it. It has a voracious appetite and wants to be fed CONSTANTLY! As a Christian, we … More Beauty and the Beast – no matter how much you dress him up, he’s still a beast!
My grandson is ten months old. He can crawl to any destination he desires. One of his favorite spots is the dog’s dish. His parents wisely moved some things out of his reach – choose your battles – but the dog dish remains in place to teach him one simple word: no. When he touches … More Leave it Alone!
If I said, “This is a toad,” you would question my judgment, perhaps even my sanity! You may even argue, “That’s not a toad, it’s a cat.” If I asked you how you knew it was a cat, you might stare at me in wonder; but to humor me, you might say, “It’s furry – … More This is a Toad
His way is best? Do you doubt that? Why would we ever doubt that the Almighty, Omniscient, Omnipotent, Creator God would know less than we do? Put it that way, and none of us would ever doubt His ways; however, it’s when the rubber meets the road that our doubts fly! For example… I own another … More Clopsy, the Carpet Cleaner
Having a pastor-husband has many wonderful perks. We can go to the mall at 1:00 Tuesday afternoon. (Can’t stand crowds!) We can spend a weekday with my in-laws who are no longer able to drive to our house. We can take an afternoon and cut my mother’s lawn. Our time schedule and our lives march … More To Clean, or NOT to Clean
Jesus crucified is the true touchstone revealing what the world is: “The people stood beholding” in stolid indifference; the rulers, who wanted religion, but without a divine Christ crucified for their sins, “reviled”: the brutal amongst them mocked or railed; the conscious sinner prayed; the covetous sat down before the cross and played their sordid … More The Great Divide
Master of the wind, Ruler of the stars, God of the universe Who dwells within my heart! How can it be, dear One, Who spoke the worlds in place, That You, Almighty Elohim, Full of love and grace, Would dwell among a people So bent to live in sin; Yea, more than dwell: You conquered … More Master of the Wind