Isn’t that upside down?

Isn’t that upside down?

(still more, as I see it)  It’s now been a whole week! A week of extreme ideas, extreme waiting, extreme excitement, extreme lows and extreme highs: in short, exhausting on many fronts. There’s even extreme effort in keeping anxious thoughts at bay, in keeping a watch...
The Ending of the End Isn’t

The Ending of the End Isn’t

We are over halfway through the 2022 season of Lent, these 40 days leading up to the completing act of Jesus’ mission on earth, the love cause for which he was sent, the revealed, passionate heart of the Father intently awaiting the restoration of all Creation to...
I wish I’d thought of that!

I wish I’d thought of that!

One day, casually chatting on my phone while leaving the church building, I tossed my briefcase in the trunk and closed the lid. In a nano-second, my attention was riveted to glaringly obvious, but up till now unconsidered, facts. The building was locked. My car doors...
Oh Woe, No Mo’!

Oh Woe, No Mo’!

“I’d look on the bright side … if I could find it.” Eeyore, in Winnie the Pooh, by A.A. Milne Bad news. No news. Cold, blustery, rainy, dreary days. Headaches. Toothaches. Back aches. Old age. Cold coffee. Stale toast. Spam emails. Hangnails. What gets you down? What...
Are we, too, ‘Surprised by Joy’?

Are we, too, ‘Surprised by Joy’?

Some are hilarious. Some are full of pathos and drama. Some are downright scary. Still others are heartwarming and sweet. “I remember one time .  .  .” is how many of the tellings of our life stories get started, with those around us typically chiming in with tales...

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