"Isaac Hayes Memorial Highway" was the sign I saw on Interstate 40. I believe he was a singer some years back, but I don’t remember any of his songs. And that got me thinking. Isaiah 35:8 predicted that God would create “a way, a highway. And it shall be called the Highway of Holiness.” Jesus... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
I watched my father-in-law turn a rusty knife into a beautiful, shining blade with a razor-like edge. He simply used a sanding belt in his shop, being careful not to press too hard to too long on any one spot....
I get excited when I’m with people I love, and who love me.
Yet Jesus showed that love involves pain.
Paul felt love’s pain when he wrote: .....
I get excited when I'm with people I love, and who love me. I'm blessed because, being human, I can experience the joys of love. But Jesus showed that sometimes love involves pain. Paul felt love's pain when he wrote: "I will gladly spend and be spent for you, although I know that the more... Continue Reading →
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 →
I’ve Been Taken for Granted! I don’t suppose anyone enjoys being taken for granted. I want people to appreciate me. But, maybe being taken for granted is a compliment! It means I can be trusted. Counted on. Relied on. Kids rely on parents. Spouses count on each other. I want to be trusted by my... Continue Reading →
I suppose you've occasionally noticed the tremendous beauty that exists in the world. A flower. A sunset. The music of a mother’s lullaby! Of course, it isn't everywhere. And that's simply the way it has to be, since if everything were beautiful, then we'd have no way to notice beauty when we see or hear... Continue Reading →