When you put it like that …

When you put it like that …

Thinking for a moment, can you remember a season in your life when you were stressed: with a set of demands exceeding what you considered to be your limits; or maybe overwhelming financial challenges whether of your making or imposed on you; a long, drawn-out personal...
“No. I insist. You first.”

“No. I insist. You first.”

When Election Year rolls around in countries around the world, heavily politicized cultures begin to spasm, churn, and prognosticate about the eventual outcome and what it will mean. Extreme views run rampant. The vilifying of opponents is commonplace. Doomsday...
But we’ve always done it this way!

But we’ve always done it this way!

‘Context’: the interrelated conditions in which something exists or occurs: environment, setting. We all live within a context, and we know those conditions and their interrelatedness as they pertain to our daily lives. We don’t consciously think about them. They are...
What a Staggering Price!

What a Staggering Price!

Think about this! While we were wasting our lives in sin, God revealed his powerful love to us in a tangible display -the Anointed One died for us.’ That’s how the VOICE translates Romans 5:8. (the MESSAGE says ‘when we were of no use whatever to Him’). So, regardless...
Slow is the New Fast

Slow is the New Fast

In this space, in the past, I know I have more than once harangued about the ills, etc. of computer technology and its ‘advances’, but this, today, is a rare gift for all you techie aficionados. I concede that some features found in our hi-tech world are, well,...
From Woe to Wow

From Woe to Wow

“…you need to be aware that in the final days the culture of society will become extremely fierce. People will be self-centered lovers of themselves and obsessed with money. They will boast of great things as they strut around in their arrogant pride and mock all that...
On becoming Get-to’s

On becoming Get-to’s

Meltdowns. We’ve all (likely) been guilty of foisting one or two of those screaming hissy fits (with alligator tears and foot stompings) on unhappy parents (followed up, if we’re old enough for this, with a corresponding corrective measure or two or three). Barring...
Disturbing or Distilling?

Disturbing or Distilling?

Are we ‘got to’s or ‘get to’s? That’s today’s burning question.  Here are a few possible scenarios (out of thousands!) to help us move closer to determining the answer: 1. We’re ten years old and mom calls us to set the table for dinner....
Stories Worth Telling

Stories Worth Telling

Wouldn’t it be fascinating to do a Prequel to Jesus’ public ministry, highlighting, especially, the pre-Jesus lives of the twelve guys who would become disciples, then friends, of this one called the Messiah. There have been movies depicting a very other-worldly,...
There’s a way that seems right…

There’s a way that seems right…

I guess I‘m a tad word-nerdy. I really get into new words, sometimes making them up myself to fit a given situation (it’s possible you’ve noticed). And I was very recently introduced to new-to-me word, ‘attentional.’ It’s actually in the dictionary (I had to look it...

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