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 “A Disaster”
“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 “A Memorial Highway”
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 “Chewy Vitamins”
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 “An Enjoyable Problem?”
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 “Just A Little Tint”
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 Costly, Yes –Rewarding Yes!
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 “A Swimming Pool”
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 “Taken For Granted”