“A Twist Tie”

I use twist ties for lots of things--bread bags, computer wires that snake across my office, organizing loose keys, and so forth. And, unfortunately, I sometimes treat people a bit like twist-ties, looking mostly for what makes them useful. Yett in my more spiritual moments I remember that people aren’t things. I need to love... Continue Reading →

“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 →

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