I think we might be spoiled. Flowing water from faucets, lights by flipping a switch. I don’t like to admit I take things for granted, but honestly, I kind of do. It’s not that I’m not thankful, it’s just that blessings I routinely receive can slip under my thanksgiving radar. Do you find that to… Read More Who Will You Invite?
Choices. We make them every day, even when we don’t realize we are choosing. Growing up, I hovered between circles of friends. It may sound amazing, being friends with everyone, but instead it proved challenging. The challenge? These circles didn’t interlock like the Olympics symbol. No, these circles were spread apart like the wheels on… Read More Choosing a Circle of Friends?
Time. We say it moves too fast, we say it moves too slow. At times we want to rush God, don’t we? We want to rush answers to prayers, and agendas, and plans. We may feel nothing is happening, and our works are fruitless, and our prayers are bouncing off the sky. Yet, God tells… Read More Are We In?
I love bicycles with baskets, and freshly cut flowers, scented candles, and freshly baked breads. How about you? But beautiful things aren’t always what they seem, are they? Candles burn away, and bicycles get rusty. Bread gets moldy, and cut flowers dry up and wither away. They have no life; they have no roots. So… Read More We’ve All Been that Woman
Seems the world is all about hurry up and wait. We wait in traffic, at doctors’ offices, in check-out lines. Is there such a thing as productive and unproductive waiting? We’ve all heard the saying “it doesn’t happen overnight,” the it being whatever we’re hoping to achieve. Yet, even overnight seems an eternity in this… Read More How Productive is our Waiting?
Shame. We’ve all felt it at one time or another, haven’t we? We’ve all done things we certainly wouldn’t expect to see announced in the church bulletin. Could you just imagine? “Pot-luck dinner Sunday at six, and speaking of pot, Sylvia used to smoke it, and sources say she still does.” Or how about this… Read More What If Everyone Found Out?
I had a bizarre encounter on Saturday. Can I share it with you? I enjoyed a pleasant morning with a friend, then set out to pick up a few groceries. I entered the parking lot of the nearest grocery store, and pulled into an available spot. All quite normal up to this point, right? Stay… Read More Can I Tell You About My Bizarre Encounter?