Matthew 26:35-40, “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me. I was ill and you comforted me, in prison and you came to visit me.” Then the just will ask him, “Lord, … Continue reading But…Who do YOU say I am?
Do you remember how long you believed in Santa? I remember slowly doubting when I was about seven. Santa became suspect when my brother and sister, who are older, began to make fun of me. But I didn’t want to stop believing. Christmas was magical. Santa made it so. For a child Santa is the reason for the season (we can only hope they outgrow … Continue reading When You Quit Believing in Santa, You Get Underwear
So many Americans pride themselves on what truly is a self-serving and glaring distinction between love of self and love of neighbor. But there is no such distinction if we are open to seeing the deepest truth of our connectedness because we are all created by one God to be in relationship with Him and … Continue reading Hungry for LOVE
What if you believed, as I do, that Jesus did not die to save us from our wretched sins? What if God sent Jesus to show us an incalculable, immeasurable love without regard to our sinfulness, knowing it would be that very sinfulness that would be the cause of his beloved Son’s death? Would that … Continue reading The Things we do for Love
I have read and reread Kathleen Dowling Singh’s book, The Grace in Aging. She encourages us in our later years to do a life review. She poses this question for us to consider: “What do I need to clear up or let go of to be more peaceful?” So, I try to sit quietly with … Continue reading You are a NEW Creation in Christ
Originally posted on October 25, 2012 Many people use, and believe, the expression, “the patience of Job”. Actually, Job was not a patient man. Perhaps a bit more patient than his lovely wife who told him to “Curse God and die!”– And his so-called friends who insisted God had exposed him for his wickedness. Their accusations had no … Continue reading WACK!! Welcome to my Most Profound 2×4 Moment Ever!
In 2007, Joshua Bell, a world-renowned violinist, dressed in ordinary street clothes and played his $3.5 million dollar violin at the metro station in Washington D.C.. Watch the reaction... That’s right. There was no reaction. Then, he went back. This time announced. Every time I watch these videos I wonder how often we think of … Continue reading Surely You Were in This Place
Originally posted 8/08/2012 Some day, you’re going to apologize to your neighbor (who hates you, by the way) for backing over his cat and blaming it on the mail carrier. Some day, your humdrum existence will magically transform into the fairy tale life you have always dreamed of. Some day, you will hit the lottery … Continue reading Waiting for Tomorrow are Ya’?
“Christians are happier than atheists” That was the consensus of a CNN article in 2013. Duh you say. Well…hold onto your halos folks. It’s gonna be a bumpy ride to heaven. Here’s the article if you’re so inclined to read it. The article continues with a rebuke of the study: After reading an article about the … Continue reading And the Winner is…..
If I say I love chocolate (which I do…INTENSLY!) that seems like a very extreme version of like. After all, I’m sure my reaction to my first taste was, “Hum, I like this stuff.” But, liking chocolate is not pining for it, dreaming about it, or finding every opportunity to indulge in it. That came later. Probably … Continue reading Why do I HAVE to Love People I Don’t Even Like?