What feelings are generated at the thought of kneeling? Maybe it is pain or discomfort. Maybe it is the worry that you won't be able to get back up again. Maybe it brings back memories of kneeling to be at closer eye level with someone or something. When you think of kneeling in the context … Continue reading Relief On Our Knees
This past Monday was Memorial Day. We had been having a beautiful weekend weather wise and enjoying time with family and friends. Come Monday morning I was up early before everyone else, feeling rested and ready to enjoy another beautiful day. I made my way into the kitchen and opened the window by the sink … Continue reading Taking My Eye Off of the Timer
Recently I was reading a story in the book of Mark that I have read many times. This time, however, something struck me differently. The story is in Mark 10:46-52 and tells of a man, Bartimaeus, who is blind. "Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were … Continue reading What DO We Want?
I love trees and always have! There have been times I've just sat there in awe of what I was seeing. How strong, how unique they are! The ones that capture my attention most are the ones that you have to wonder how they made it. You know what I mean. The ones that are … Continue reading Beautiful Crookedness
I was recently enjoying a sunny day when I started thinking about the shadows I cast with my life. Every created person and thing in this world can cast a shadow. Just three ingredients are needed: a person or object, a source of light, and perspective. I am the person in the ingredient list but … Continue reading What Shadow Do I Cast?
I have come to realize that I have been unusually blessed with memories and real relationships with all four of my great-grandmas and special relationships with my grandparents. My great-grandmas lived to be 92, 95, 98, and 101 1/2. I spent nights with one, played lots of Yahtzee with another, was amazed how one could … Continue reading Thank You For My Past
"Jesus wept." - John 11:35 There have been moments, days, periods of time where I have been overcome with reality and just do not know if I can deal with what I am in. Growing up there was a period of several years I was swimming in emotional pain but no one knew. I was … Continue reading Holding On To What I Know
I do not know about you but as a parent I am fully aware that my children watch me and absorb how I handle things. Many times I would like to wipe their memory of my reaction from their little minds. But I am human and do, and will continue to, make mistakes. However those … Continue reading Do We Cross The Road?
While on vacation recently I had the chance to walk among local merchants and see their artistic work on display. Beautiful scenery pieces cut out of mahogany or pieced together from seashell, each one telling a story with materials God provided. The most intriguing one was a gentleman who was painting scenes on blank white … Continue reading God’s Masterpiece
Have you seen that video of little kids being blindfolded and told to find their mommas by only touching and smelling a selection of women? If not take a look here: Momma Experiment. I have watched this several times and the beauty of it never fails to strike me on many levels. First, I am struck … Continue reading Can I find God?