Strongly Rooted or Dangerously Disconnected?

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?

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?

What’s your earliest faith memory?

They say a two year-old wouldn't be able remember much. I remember the barn burning. Not from what I was told, but the vivid picture of where I was sitting on the bed in the bedroom that doubled as a den and looking out the window.  And the flames. I don't remember much else from… Continue reading What’s your earliest faith memory?

Where do you get your water?

We've had enough rain in the past few weeks in Mississippi until it's hard to picture anywhere on the face of the earth being short of water. Even on higher elevations, the ground squishes when you walk. But I know that's not the case everywhere. In fact, the U.S. Drought Monitor shows high-level drought conditions… Continue reading Where do you get your water?