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!

Sweet aromas? Offensive odors?

So there you are, snoozing away.  All is calm, quiet, peaceful. Then you hear it:  the whine.  Not one of the kids this time -- no, this is the whine of flight, the high-pitched sound of tiny wings. Near your head. You feel the brush of six little feet against your face, and "whack!", you've… Continue reading Sweet aromas? Offensive odors?

Maybe I should have…

Maybe I should have packed faster. Then I could have pleaded with Joseph to leave sooner. We should have had a room… Maybe I should have asked those kings why myrrh was brought to my baby. People are buried, wrapped in myrrh. Maybe I should have sent that back home with them. It always made me… Continue reading Maybe I should have…

We underestimated our enemy

9/11 is our modern "day that will live in infamy".  Like the first day to be so designated, it probably didn't have to happen.  in-depth research by the 9/11 Commission revealed gaps in communication among agencies, lack of immigration enforcement, and failure to heed warnings that certain individuals posed a threat, among many other factors. In our… Continue reading We underestimated our enemy

THE MAGI AND THE GIFT

THE MAGI AND THE GIFT The journey… We traveled far -- led by a Star -- from a land hungry for light, To find the infant Hebrew King, whose glory rose so bright. Gifts we’d chosen just for him – treasures of our land. How could we think to see his face with only empty… Continue reading THE MAGI AND THE GIFT

So, what gets you?

You're strong, successful in your sphere of influence, important to people close to you -- perhaps even to some you'll never meet in person.  That didn't happen by accident. To accomplish what you have, you've chosen carefully the paths you've taken, rejecting what wasn't compatible.  To maintain what you've achieved, you've guarded your perimeter:  you've… Continue reading So, what gets you?