“I wuv Fanksgiving,”“Why,” I asked.“Because I get to eat wots of food and there’s wots of people at our house.” There you have it! I can relate to this little fellow. I wuv Fanksgiving too. It has always been one of my favorite holidays, mainly because it has been spared from all the hype that … More f-f-F-Fanksgiving!
Tom is my rock. He’s always there for me. I don’t realize how much I depend on him until he is compromised. The first time that happened was in 2014 when he fell 16 feet and broke his hip and crushed his heel. Today, it’s laser surgery for a detached retina. Actually, the surgery took … More When Your Rock Crumbles
And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:3 Today, I was once again reminded of this verse. We often think of its meaning for conversion, but perhaps we would do well to apply it to life! … More Lovely Childish Ways
I decided to start zinnias from seed this year. Yesterday, I transplanted them. I was amazed at the length of their little roots! They had sent them down as far as their shallow soil would allow them to go and then made a sharp right and started crawling along the bottom of the tray! So, … More My Poor Little Zinnias!
Well, this month marks the year-date of our son and his family’s move to South Dakota, 1,200 miles away. It’s our new normal. Several other “new normals” have found their way into my life. I don’t like them either, but what do you do when you can’t change circumstances that you don’t like? We have several … More Struggling with the New Normal
He may not leap from the tallest buildings or wear spandex and a cape, but he is MY superhero! He spends his days battling enemies on every front, from without and within, and never complains. At times, I believe if I could see them, I’d see a whole host of demonic beasties flapping and snarling … More My superhero
We often use the word “footprint” to describe the area over which something occurs or is effective, e.g. the area where a signal from a communications satellite can be received. So, how big is God’s footprint? Some folks just believe that He started this whole ordeal called “life on planet earth” and then went on … More God’s Footprint
Matthew 7:23: And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. This is not only the saddest verse in the Bible, but it is also the most frightening verse as well. As a point of reference, this chapter is part of what we call “The Sermon … More The Saddest Verse in the Bible or Who Goes to Hell?
Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended. Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I … More Not Me!
This might sound like an oxymoronic statement, but let me explain. Think about JFK. What do you picture? A man in his eighties or a man in his prime? That youthful face will always be remembered because of his untimely death. Even our Savior is never pictured as an older man because His substitutionary death took … More Death—the great preserver!