Are you wrong? No? Are you sure? Is there a chance you could be in the wrong in some area of your life? Why would any writer start an article by asking such questions? Are we trying to lose readers here? Being told we are wrong can cut us to the very heart. We have a nature that… Continue reading The Right Way to Be Wrong
"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…
"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?
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
"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! 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!
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?