As far as I’m concerned, summer is the best time of the year. I look forward to it while withstanding the chilly shivers of wintertime and the erratic damp weather of spring. Summer is my time of year!
I guess the reason it takes so long for summer to get Continue reading
Then God spoke to Noah, saying, “Go out of the ark, you and your wife, and your son’s and your sons’ wives with you.” Genesis 8:15
I hate waiting. Hate waiting in line. Hate sitting in traffic. Hate waiting to buy something till I have cash instead of just Continue reading
As long as I can remember, and at my age that does not go back very far, I have always been an early riser. I do not like to stay in bed any longer than I have to. So much I want to do and so little time I need Continue reading
It comes as a great relief to me that winter is over and summer has stepped up and taken its rightful place. I really love summer. I am fascinated with all aspects associated with summer.
Some people, like the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage, enjoy the aspects of winter, primarily Continue reading
Kindness as a fruit of the Spirit, like patience, didn’t immediately resonate with me. Not because kindness isn’t important, it is. Kindness is one of the ways we show that we care about others. But we all know people who can be kind and caring who are not Christians. People Continue reading
I started writing this column many years ago the primary focus on God’s Unconditional Love. In every facet of each person’s life you can unearth some small need or minute deficit within their being that needs love thrown into it. Not one person is whole without God’s love. Today I want to talk Continue reading
In thinking of Mother’s Day, I could not help but think about the mess our country is in right now. Not that messes remind me of mothers in particular, but honesty compels me to admit they are good at cleaning up messes. Moreover, the messes they cleanup are not their Continue reading
Fruit Of The Spirit: Patience
The spiritual importance of this one doesn’t immediately jump out at me. Sure, patience is a virtue, but how is it a fruit of the Spirit? When I look back at my own life, it begins to make some sense. I was very impatient growing Continue reading
I am not one given over to gambling unless you call life a gamble and then all bets are off. I do not even play the lottery because I would end up paying out $1,987.14 in order to win $10. I have a difficult time parting with my money because Continue reading
I am notorious for losing things. I do not know what it is about me, but I cannot keep track of anything I own. If you want to lose something and never find it again, simply put it into my trust. I am the king of losing things. My problem Continue reading
Fruit Of The Spirit: Peace
I’m noticing now that the nine fruit of the Spirit build on each other. The gift of God’s love brings joy and joy brings peace. Peace with God and peace with ourselves. A few months back, a new phase in my life began. After years Continue reading
Sometimes an idea will take possession of my mind and literally run with it. Most of the time when an idea sees the condition of my mind it slowly walks away shaking its head. Someone said a mind is a terrible thing to waste, but I’m sure they had no Continue reading
When I started considering how I wanted to approach the second fruit of the Spirit, Joy, I was reminded of something that happened to me back in the late summer of 2005. The story begins with a mistake. Normally, when I decide to take a vacation, I pick the dates Continue reading
In my last blog How To Attain (Name Your Desire Here), I talked about how our desire for intimacy with Jesus affected our pursuit more than following any certain plan or formula. It probably was no coincidence that I’d just finished reading Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians right before Continue reading
This past week I got myself into some rather unnecessary trouble. I say unnecessary because it was trouble that I could have avoided if I only would have thought before I spoke.
This is one of the greatest crosses that I bear in my married life. I always speak before Continue reading