“A Disaster”

I’ve experienced disaster. Sometimes it’s impersonal, as with hurricanes, tornados, floods and the election of politicians I believe are corrupt. Sometimes it’s very personal: Death. Illness. Being fired. But I absolutely must remember Jesus’s redemption promise! He not only gives me strength to endure these tests. He gives me the deep-down promise that these aren’t... Continue Reading →

“Chewy Vitamins”

Everybody needs vitamins. So my doctor says. But, I don’t like swallowing pills the size of a quarter. So, someone came up with the brilliant idea of children’s chewy vitamins. The brilliance is noticing something obvious -- that un-taken medicine is wasted. So, make it enjoyable! And as always, God had that good idea, long... Continue Reading →

“An Enjoyable Problem?”

Have you ever heard someone say something like: “Life’s an adventure”? And I suppose I would agree, but I wonder if anyone has noticed that another word for that is "trouble." I mean, after all, who would pay to see an “action” movie where the hero didn’t have trouble with anything? Even Superman has trouble... Continue Reading →

“Just A Little Tint”

My aunt encouraged me to try my hand painting a landscape.Why not start with the sky? So, I started with blue paint. It was way too dark. Light blue didn't work either --neither did lighter blue-- in fact, nothing worked. Then she suggested that I need to begin with pure white, adding just the ever-so-faintest... Continue Reading →

“A Swimming Pool”

We have a small swimming pool, the above ground type. It isn’t much, but it’s work! The wind blows in dust, becoming mud on the bottom. Leaves and other junk constantly fall into it. And, the bugs. Surface bugs, swimming bugs. And even spiders. Oh, and let’s not forget the chemicals. Too few and the... Continue Reading →

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