The road to Heaven is paved with…

"The road to hell is paved with good intentions." I'm not sure who said it originally, but most people have heard that admonition to take action on things we have only planned to do, to get ready for the final home we hope to have in Heaven. It is indeed a worthy thought because only… Continue reading The road to Heaven is paved with…

Running wild?

"Elephants belong only in the wild..." "They let that child run wild..." "I am just wild about Cajun cuisine..." "Wild cherry trees dot the edge of our wood line..." "Wild" brings images to mind of roaming free and being master of one's own destiny,  being uncontrolled and undisciplined, being enthusiastic past the point of ordinary… Continue reading Running wild?

Me and Christmas 

I know, it probably should be "Christmas and me". Or is it "Christmas and I"? You decide, as I talk about this unique phenomenon we call "Christmas" as seen through the lens of my heart. There are questions within the community of sincere believers as to whether this event warrants nearly the focus it gets,… Continue reading Me and Christmas 

BUT IF NOT: Coming to a city near you

"Read it again, Mommy." I really don't remember the number of times, but I know they were many. I picture where they all took place.  As we snuggled in for bedtime reading after family prayer, my young daughter would ask for the story about the three Hebrew children of Daniel chapter 3.  For several weeks… Continue reading BUT IF NOT: Coming to a city near you

Don’t move that Bible for me!

"Don't move that Bible for me! I don't get that many chances with God!" We were headed to lunch when I scooped up my Bible from the passenger seat to clear a spot for the social work intern to sit. Her protests would have amused me, except she seemed in dead earnest. In the ensuing discussion… Continue reading Don’t move that Bible for me!

Blessed like David or Just like David?

I have no doubt that many people familiar with the biblical story of David — “The Poor Shepherd Boy Makes it to the Throne of Israel” heartwarming saga — would like to identify with the elevated king. After all, God promised him that he would bless his house, as in the sons God would raise… Continue reading Blessed like David or Just like David?

The Pack

I had gone. . . with a multitude that kept holyday (Psalm 42:4) King David wrote in Psalms of going with the throng of worshipers to the house of God. Though sometimes he went there alone, he often spoke of testifying to the congregation -- telling of God’s wonderful works and ways to a group… Continue reading The Pack