Do you ever have a moment when something you’ve read hundreds of times hits you with a new insight you can’t believe you missed before? I had one of those moments this morning while reading the gospel of John. The contrast of how the Jews and the Samaritans reacted to the Savior struck me hard. … Continue reading Got Water?
Sitting on the floor with the musical nativity on her lap, my granddaughter listens in wonder and tries to sing along with the songs it plays. Tiny shoulders sway as she dances, oddly enough, to the tune of We Three Kings. I love Christmas and delight in watching my grandchildren learn to love it as … Continue reading Celebrate Christmas, Traditionally
Several weeks ago, our pastor preached about forgiveness. His words have lingered with me, mulling over and over in my mind. As with most people, I am well familiar with the Lord’s prayer and the many Bible verses talking about forgiving our brother. “Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.” Mt. 6:12 “Whenever … Continue reading The Weighty Side of Forgiveness
“The next time you kill me,” my five year old grandson’s words caught my attention, “make sure I’m under the ground so I will be buried, ok?” I turned to my daughter, brows arched in question. She shrugged and continued typing on her laptop. “Computer game,” she said, “with his brothers.” I laughed. “Great opening … Continue reading How to be a Writer
May His blood be on us and on our children… It is Good Friday, a day when the entirety of the Christian world contemplates the events that led to the crucifixion of our Lord. I often wonder, had I been present, would I have stood fast or been among the number who denied any connection … Continue reading They Cried, “Crucify Him.”