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?
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
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.”
Two weeks and counting. Oddly enough, I’m fine with staying at home and not going anywhere, visiting anyone. Here is proof that I really am an introvert at heart. None of the social isolating bothers me. So why do I wander about feeling restless? Why is it hard for me to sit and focus on anything … Continue reading Peace in the Boat
Recently, our family went whitewater rafting on the New River. The name is an oxymoron, since geologists consider it the oldest river in North America, and it’s considered by some to be almost as old as the Nile River. Tectonic plates heaved upward forming a gorgeous gorge lined by gigantic boulders and sheer rock cliffs; … Continue reading Whitewater in West Virginia