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
There was no real reason to notice it that day -- the strong, stately pine with a lone branch suspended over the narrow side street. It was familiar area I travel almost weekly, yet I was "seeing" this sight for the first time. Something about the way that bough shot straight out, forming a canopy… Continue reading Strongly Rooted or Dangerously Disconnected?
"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
Thanks-giving is a choice. We often believe we are appropriately thankful, but when we take time to evaluate our choices in the not-so-pleasant situations, we come face to face with our true state of gratefulness. A little heart-check: are you more likely to utter "Thank you, God, for my job" or gripe about your boss? … Continue reading Thank God for thanks-giving!
"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