September has become a strange month for me. I sometimes don’t know where to look. I was a fourth grade teacher in my younger days, and September was a forward-looking month back then. Everything was new. New students! New responsibilities! New possibilities! New clothes! 😉 Now decades later, that perspective has changed. September has me … More Remembrance
Let me start by saying I got a new hairdo yesterday. A summer-friendly, easy-to-wear pixie was what I asked for. And I guess that’s just what I got, so it’s not fair to bad-mouth the stylist. But the result was not quite what I expected. Enough to say, I texted my husband before I headed … More Not Again!
There’s a whole lot said these days about Faith, Grace, and Works. Christians come at those aspects of Christianity from different perspectives. In reality, they are all three connected to each other, tied by a very short rope, much too big a subject to discuss in one blog post. But the “Faith of Jesus” mentioned … More Faith of Jesus
Yesterday, I heard a young minister tell the story of when he acted on what he felt the Lord say to him, in his heart: “Buy tickets to Hawaii for you and your wife, for this period of time.” It didn’t make sense; no reason to be there, no speaking engagements planned. And no vacation … More Faint Heart ne’er won…anything.
If you’ve ever read the tragic story of how our forebears, Adam and Eve, lost their home in Eden, you know that “Hath God said…?” was the catalyst that set that process in motion. It was an innocent question. “Yes, hath God said you shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” Eve’s reply … More Hath God Said?
This week I’ve thought a lot about how we respond to our own need for help. About the way we either look for, expect, and hope for help during times of need, or refuse to look, expect, or hope at all! About how we sometimes, or maybe more often than sometimes, resent needing help. Both … More Help!
The beginning of the Christmas story, in my thinking, anyway, has always been the Annunciation. An angel named Gabriel appeared to young Mary, telling her, “Greetings, you who are highly favoured! The Lord is with you! Blessed are you among women!’ The Bible doesn’t use exclamation points in this conversation, but I hear it with … More “And one more thing, Mary…”