Monthly Archives: January 2015

On The Roof

There aren’t too many things I dislike more than being alone for long. Yes, I need some quiet time, but after too much of it and I kind of shrivel up. So, it would take quite a bit for me … Continue reading

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A Promise

One of the joys of having all the members of the family home for extended periods over the holidays has been the opportunity for random, prolonged discussions around the kitchen table.  One such conversation between my daughters caught my attention… … Continue reading

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A Proper Response

His response to those who had disregarded him, and his warnings, amazed me. Samuel had warned the nation of Israel that it was wrong for them to reject God the way they had by requesting a king to rule over … Continue reading

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Raising the Bar

The flyer announcing the availability of the building said this, “Great Commercial Building Well Suited for a Variety of Uses ● Room For Expansion • Newer Construction ● Attractive Exterior ● Stylish Facade.• Open Layout ● Stage ● Storage Rooms … Continue reading

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Listen

Amy and I were running an errand together when she was reminded of one of her favorite babysitting gigs from years ago. The family she sat for had three precious kids, the oldest of whom was 5 y/o at the … Continue reading

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Love That Will Not Let Us Go

“The hymn was the fruit of suffering.” Such was George Matheson’s description of his most popular hymn, “O Love that Wilt Not Let Me Go.” Matheson wrote the song June 6th, 1882 on the evening of his sister’s wedding. Earlier … Continue reading

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When He Smiles

For whatever reason, I’ve been wondering if the Bible ever discussed Jesus laughing or smiling. I mean, I’m sure He did because we’re made in His image and we smile frequently and enjoy a good laugh. However, when I search … Continue reading

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Mountains and Mole Hillls

The subject line of the email read, “Tell us how we did.” Oh boy, how I wanted to tell them! The truth is – they’d messed up. It was one of those “ship to store” options and the retailer had … Continue reading

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Emptied and Filled

More often than not, I do NOT get this right, so please don’t think I’m tooting my own horn – I’m not! But recently, I was spending time with an old friend and it became apparent to me that they … Continue reading

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Teachable

Although I had taught for many years, and this was to be a relatively small class, I was intimidated like never before. For in this group was my pastor – not only the best Bible-teaching pastor I’ve known, but also … Continue reading

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