After about a million days of toil, sweat and aggravation, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I decided to take a few days off and relax.
I am not a real expert when it comes to relaxing. I have not pursued a PhD in relaxing and therefore it is Continue reading
Rare is the time when I actually am all caught up with my schedule. Whenever I think I am caught up, something happens that takes that and throws it out the window.
Such was the case this past week. I was very much happy with the fact that I was Continue reading
I do not want to alarm anyone – I’m not wound that tight – but there is a devious conspiracy in our country. A conspiracy of murderous distortions.
To be quite honest about all this, I was not the first to notice this conspiracy. In fact, it is quite unusual Continue reading
“But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love.” Psalm 33:18 NIV
When I feel invisible and cast aside, You see me. When it feels as if no one understands or cares, You see me. Even when I’m Continue reading
Twisting, folding, slapping, scolding,
Pounding with his hands,
Every hardness softened, every weakness pressed,
Feeling, minding, pressing,
Finding the offending grain of sand,
Slipping through His fingers the moistened clay is dressed.
He must know its every facet feeling every part,
Lest the shaping vessel be ruined from the start. Continue reading
It has been a quiet week at the parsonage. Far quieter than usual. I cannot remember a time when it was quieter. If silence is golden, the week glowed with a yellow brilliance.
Have you ever noticed when you lose something, it is always in the last place you look? Continue reading
Nothing is more important to a blissful marriage than finding a point of agreement. Every veteran husband knows if he wants to change his wife’s mind about anything, just agree with her. It is amazing how this works. The technical name for this is “re-wife psychology.”
The Gracious Mistress of Continue reading
“Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.” Luke 5:5 NIV
You’ve been working so long and hard to fulfill the dream God has placed inside of you. In spite of all your efforts, you still have Continue reading
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” – James 5:16
I was watching the movie Titanic recently, one of my favorites. The main character, Rose, tells the story of Continue reading
I was waiting in line at the grocery store minding my own business, which is a full-time job these days. I have worked hard over the years to master this “minding my own business.” I have not been all that successful, but I still try.
As I was standing in Continue reading
You open your eyes, turn over and look at the clock. It’s 7:30, Monday. You should have been up at 6:30 but you forgot to set your alarm clock. You give yourself a mental slap upside your head and drag yourself out of bed. The battle has begun.
As you Continue reading
Mothers are the greatest dispensers of advice since God said, “Let there be light.” Some, not me, refer to it as maternal instinct.
My own mother gave me some splendid advice when I was growing up. Unfortunately, much of Mom’s advice shed light on nothing. Absolutely nothing at all.
Let Continue reading