Here we are, Christmas Eve. We haven't sent Christmas cards this year. It's not that we didn't want to, or didn't plan to, but I'm not even sure it's a thing anymore. There are so many alternative ways to communicate that sending anything in the mail... Well, it just isn't done. Besides, I'm not even … Continue reading The Essence of Christmas
Once upon a time, back when I was much younger, I spent my days sailing a cargo ship across the Pacific Ocean. My main task was making sure the ship was where it was supposed to be and to keep it headed in the right direction. Navigation. This was before the days of GPS; back … Continue reading Lessons from a Lighthouse
Originally posted: October 2013 Hiding Light "No one lights a lamp and hides it in a jar," says Jesus (Luke 8:24). Duh...It wouldn't make much sense to turn on a light and then keep everyone in the dark. That's why I put my light in a mason jar. But we all do it, hide our … Continue reading You can’t hide light in a mason jar
Photo Credit: Miah Oren, Lightstock.com Thoughts on the potter and clay This morning I'm thinking about being clay. It only seems reasonable since that is all I am, all we are. Clay in the hands of the potter. Imagine if the clay said to the potter, "You have gifted me in such and such an … Continue reading 3 Lessons from the Potter and Clay
Photo Credit: Tina Vanderlaan; Lightstock.com Embarking on a spiritual journey This morning I reached for a devotional book-slash-journal that has been sitting on my shelf for a couple years. It was rescued from a box of books that was left behind by my father-in-law when he moved to heaven. Every year at Christmas my wife … Continue reading A year in the life of a spiritual journey
During a recent time spent in the Psalms, I slowly and prayerfully read through Psalm 146. Know what I discovered? A clearly laid out list of things the Lord will do for us. The only thing He needs from us is to trust in Him. Really trust. Have complete confidence that He will do what He … Continue reading Eleven amazing things the Lord will do for us. The last two will inspire awe.
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor … Continue reading Stop Worrying
It is one of those things that is only seen about once a year, and this happens to be the time. There are two dead trees just off the road. I drive by them every day on my drive home. Around mid-autumn, just after the ritualistic changing of the clocks, the full moon rises at … Continue reading The Moon and the Stars Which You Have Set in Place