As we enter the Lenten season there are so many great readings from scripture, the saints, from current day writers and theologians. I’m finding every article I read wonderful and helpful. It’s like walking thru a delicious buffet filled with all my favorite foods; I’d like to take some of everything, but it’s too much. … Continue reading Listen To The Heartbeat Of God
“Should We Keep This Quiet?”
I’m often puzzled by the Lord’s instruction to those he had healed. In essence he would tell them, “keep this quiet and don’t tell anyone”…. and they went out and told everyone…… hmmmmmm. Perhaps this is the most disobeyed command we see in the gospels. In Mark chapter one, he healed a leper and then “ sternly charged … Continue reading “Should We Keep This Quiet?”
Many years ago I gave a talk called “The January Doldrums ”. The point of the talk was that January can often be a “down time” … Christmas is over, the presents have been opened, the bills are starting to arrive, and there aren’t any holidays to look forward to. It can be a time … Continue reading January Doldrums
Maybe it’s because I’ve been under the weather lately, but I’ve actually been a bit emotional. I can find myself tearing up. I’m not usually that way…. perhaps because growing up, showing your emotions was frowned upon…”don’t be a big baby”; I felt the emotions, but I just kept them below the surface. Well regardless … Continue reading Tears
“Twas The Night Before Christmas”
Originally Posted Dec. 24, 2021 Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the houseNot a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;The children were nestled all snug in their beds,While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads …. … Continue reading “Twas The Night Before Christmas”
Earning Our Way….Hmmmmm!
Earning our way… pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps… the American way. “ The American dream is hard earned, self-made, with sleeves rolled up, pulling oneself up by their bootstraps, etc. There is nothing we cannot accomplish so long as we set our minds to it. These attitudes are easily identified in the grades we earn … Continue reading Earning Our Way….Hmmmmm!
God’s Plans For Me
Can you believe that we’re only 4 days away from Christmas? Where did Advent go? I’d like to take a little survey of how your Advent Plans have been working… how are things going? I’m sure you laid out a schedule to get ready… practically and spiritually. How did everything go…and how are you doing … Continue reading God’s Plans For Me
Most of us have received a few “body blows” during our life…. described as “a heavy punch to the body…. a severe disappointment or crushing setback.” They certainly vary in size and intensity, but to be described as a “body blow”, it has to knock you back. Physically it may take your breath away, knock you down, knock you out, … Continue reading Body Blow”
“Lord We Are Perishing … Save Us”
It’s a terrible situation to feel helpless ….. to be powerless, unable to take effective action…. no matter what you try, you can’t get out of the situation …. you can’t get out of the jam you find yourself. It can be a physical situation, maybe being in pain from an injury or sickness. It can be … Continue reading “Lord We Are Perishing … Save Us”
“Granny Is Still Teaching Us”
We are fast approaching Christmas. It’s a time of preparation…get the tree, buy the presents, decorate the home…and hopefully prepare our hearts. For many years we tried to get our shopping done prior to Advent so we could minimize the distractions during Advent…. it’s worked to some degree. As I get older I sometimes think … Continue reading “Granny Is Still Teaching Us”