Many of us have been privy to a conversation where a child insulted someone and was scolded, “Now Johnny, that was not very kind…” And, of course, if someone does something mean, we would call that action unkind. But are inconsiderate, mischievous, and hateful actions and words the only ways of being unkind? What is… Read More The Opposite of Kindness
I have a member of my family who is a health inspector. I don’t know a whole lot about her job, but I do know that she has to make sure that the places of business she inspects are following the law, and that she pays them a surprise visit. She doesn’t announce her coming.… Read More The Inspector is coming – Surprise!
Thank You, Lord, that You understand our suffering and our grief, for You also suffered greatly, and You can sympathize with our pain and heartache.… Read More Worship with me #32
1 Peter 4:8 says, “Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.” Sometimes I’ve wondered what “love covers a multitude of sins” means. I thought of the snow covering all of the brown deadness in the winter, and covering junk piles, and dead branches on the… Read More Love Beautifies
It was so real, it was as though I was actually there. Dreams can be that way sometimes. The early morning sun lit up the entire eastern sky and streamed into my hotel window which looked out over the vast, immeasurable ocean. It was going to be a beautiful day! I looked out the window… Read More Tsunami! Sound the Alarm!
What is a child saying to his/her parent when he/she refuses to obey? I’ve thought of a couple of possibilities, though I’m sure there are others. 1. No! I do not acknowledge you as the boss. I want to be the boss of my own life. If you think you should be the boss, then… Read More The Skewed ‘Tude
In all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it is sometimes difficult to find time to sit still and be quiet, to think and ponder and be calm before the Lord. So, as we come to the end of the “old year” and to the beginning of the new year, let’s take a… Read More Thoughts for a Happy New Year