Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32, New Living Translation. Our Journey will start with the Bible. “Why the Bible?” you may ask. And I respond, … Continue reading Why Go To The Bible?
Before Labor Day I received this notice. I was not sure to whether to be upset that people were thinking about Christmas shopping before Summer was gone or to be grateful for the reminder that I need to finalize my plans for my flight back home for the Holidays before all the good fares are … Continue reading 100 Days to Black Friday
Klutz (noun): a person who often drops things, falls down, etc. : a clumsy person. Merriam-Webster Dictionary Have you ever watched a Buster Keaton or Charlie Chaplin movie? These gymnastic masters would trip, fall, and get entangled in all kinds of fantastic sight gags. Unfortunately, what they did deliberately, I do accidentally. I am … Continue reading A Spiritual Klutz
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Psalm 23:1-3 (NIV) On Wednesday as I was walking to the training session for our … Continue reading He makes me lie down in green pastures . . .
Cinquain: Tombs in Jerusalem by Lynn Maynard, 1996 White stones placed on pale tombs outside the Eastern Gate in memory of times past with loved ones. In Jerusalem, in a cemetery just outside the East Gate of the Temple Mount, visitors leave white stones on top of the graves they visit. This Memorial Day weekend, … Continue reading Stones of Remembrance
Resolution -- decision: a firm decision to do something; determination: firmness of mind or purpose; solution: an answer to a problem [definition from Bing Dictionary] Okay, it started out as a joke. Like many (most, all?) people, I always had trouble keeping a New Year’s Resolution. Losing weight, exercising, finishing a project, or whatever – … Continue reading The Only New Year’s Resolution I Ever Kept
Serendipity – A happy accident or surprise not searched for. Have you ever experienced what seemed to be an unfortunate event and found that God worked out the circumstances for good? In September, when I booked my flight home to Seattle, I wanted to go through Dallas to avoid potential problems with winter weather. So … Continue reading Home for the Holidays – The Journey
Did you watch the “60 Minutes” broadcast on Sunday night, November 18, 2012? In a story entitled “The Baby Lab,” correspondent Lesley Stahl stated: “It's a question people have asked for as long as there have been people: are human beings inherently good? Are we born with a sense of morality or do we arrive … Continue reading Nature or Nurture?