“Look at everything as though you are seeing it for the first time, with eyes of a child, fresh with wonder.” ~ Joseph Cornell Our daughter and son-in-law recently became foster parents for the first time. They adopted a two-year-0ld named Damian and a four-year-old named Jane. We have not enjoyed little feet pouncing through… Read More »
Mom, Madre, Mam, Mum, God?
“When Eve was brought unto Adam, he became filled with the Holy Spirit and gave her the most sanctified, the most glorious of appellations. He called her Eve, that is to say, the Mother of All. He did not style her wife, but simply mother, mother of all living creatures. In this consists the glory… Read More »
Yes To Love
“The oldest, shortest words – ‘yes’ and ‘no’ – are those which require the most thought.” ~ Pythagoras When it comes to the subject of love, we get to choose yes or no. We get to decide if we will receive it, and we get to determine if we will give it. We all have… Read More »
The Log Eye Process
“Judging others makes us blind, whereas love is illuminating. By judging others, we blind ourselves to our own evil and to the grace which others are just as entitled to as we are.” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer All humans at varying times throughout their lives suffer from “the log eye process.” The log eye process means… Read More »
Justice, Righteousness, and Shalom
“There is no peace in Southern Africa. There is no peace because there is no justice. There can be no real peace and security until there be first justice enjoyed by all the inhabitants of that beautiful land. The Bible knows nothing about peace without justice, for that would be crying “peace, peace, where there… Read More »
Out of Gas But Free
“All are coming to Jesus has the feeling of homecoming upon it. All we’re going away from Him has the sense of estrangement upon it. The rich young ruler went away from Jesus “sorrowful.” Everybody does. Not only estrangement from God, but also estrangement from oneself. And the universe! And from life! You are not… Read More »
Proclaiming the Kingdom of God
“Give me one hundred men and women who love only God with all their heart and hate only sin with all their heart, and we will shake the gates of hell and bring in the kingdom of God in one generation.” ~ John Wesley When you hear the phrase “The Kingdom of God,” what do… Read More »
Have You Seen Jesus?
“Don’t shine so others can see you. Shine so others can see Him.” ~ C.S. Lewis There are many ways to experience Jesus but have you ever seen Jesus? You can know what Jesus did for you on the cross, but have you ever seen Jesus? You can see Christ manifested in others, but have… Read More »
Are You Going to Wear That?
“Two or three things I know for sure, and one is that I’d rather go naked than wear the coat the world has made for me.” ~ Dorothy Allison If you grew up in a large family or an economically challenged family, then you may have had to wear a lot of hand-me-downs. Can I… Read More »
Buy One Get One Free
“If you want to eliminate hunger, everybody has to be involved.” ~ Bono So I walked into the butcher. And I noticed a giant T-Bone hanging from the ceiling. I asked the butcher – “Hey, what’s this for?” “Oh,” replied the butcher, “That’s a competition we have going. Choose what meat you want to buy… Read More »
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