Pip and Pop

Once upon a time there was a pipe named Pip.  He was not anything fancy – just a large metal pipe.  Pip lay at the foundry with the other pieces waiting for the day he would be useful. One day, the men from the foundry loaded all the piping onto a truck. Pip was so … More Pip and Pop


We’ve enjoyed most of Downton Abbey.  For the most part, it’s been quite entertaining, thought-provoking and informative about a time in English history of which I knew very little. However, one scene caught my eye in the last episode.  Some of the servants had traveled to Scotland where the family were visiting relatives.  As the … More Servant?

A New Year

Happy New Year!  At times, I complain about the clock and look forward to an eternal heaven where time shall be no more; however, today I thank the Lord for a new beginning.  Oh, how we need them! The following poem is from The Continual Burnt Offering, a 1941 daily devotional book by H. A. … More A New Year

Joy in Serving Jesus

”Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee:  he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.” Ps 55:22 Are you suffering from the Elijah syndrome?  You know: you’ve seen great victory in battle; joy fills your heart; and then, down to pity party pit you go!  Your life mirrors the latest … More Joy in Serving Jesus