I know the common definition of courage is doing something you are afraid to do, and that is mostly true I think. But not always. For instance, when I went through that 10 hour surgery on my face in 2012, it wasn’t an act of courage, even though many touted it as such. No, it was an … More New Year’s Courage
Wouldn’t we all love to see it at last? Peace on earth? Every year as we deck the halls and trek the malls, there returns the old hankering for the promise of the angels to come to pass. Mostly, at this point in history, we are just thankful for a week long respite from hearing … More Peace On Earth?
I wonder what Mary was thinking, lying there in a stall for animals, about to give birth. No helping women around, no doula, no midwife. Just Joseph. And the smell of fresh hay mixed with the pungent aroma of cows. No vacancy at the hotels. Not one! I wonder was she thinking back to the … More “How did I get here?”
“You are going to have a baby boy, he will be called the Son of the Highest, and he will reign over the house of David forever.” The angel had just delivered this strange message to Mary. No mention of how it will happen, so like any practical young women, Mary asks for a hint. … More What to do when it’s Unbelievable And Impossible!
I just looked at my last blog entry. May 29th!! My last podcast was quite a while ago as well. The time has come to ” ‘fess up” and share why I have dropped out of the blogosphere. Some of you already know this, but early last summer I experienced troubling symptoms which ended up with … More Starting The Year With A Confession
A few weeks ago I had the privilege of seeing our granddaughter, Olivia Grace, come into the world. What a moment! To see that little face for the first time, and to watch our daughter’s face as she first laid eyes on her own child… Well, inexpressible joy. I thought today about how wonderful it … More Baby’s Here
Have you ever been told you should thank God for everything that comes into your life, no matter what? Have you ever found it almost impossible to do so? With conviction, at any rate? Was it almost as if you were lying to God? There’s a good reason for that: God never said we should thank him … More Thanks in the Morning