Month: October 2014

Time to Vote!

post96aThere are two days which I am looking forward to with great anticipation: 1) the day the Lord returns! And 2) the day after Election Day! I would be fine with the Lord returning first, but I’m really ready for the political robo-calls, junk mail and TV and radio ads to end!

After months of mud-slinging, name calling, and often flat out lies, most candidates have click here for more

Why Is It So Hard To Pray?

post95pic1aIf prayer is difficult for you, consider yourself in good company – even the disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray. And, I will confess, sometimes prayer is the most difficult thing I do all day!

There are lots of reasons why it’s hard to pray, and one reason is simply time – it takes time to pray and I’m busy. Isn’t grabbing a few minutes in the shower, or while I’m running errands sufficient prayer time? Does God really find more here

Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?

Should Christians participate in Halloween activities? This is a question that I am asked almost every year and no matter how I answer there are people who disagree with me. If I had to guess, I would say that Christians are split 50/50 on whether Halloween is a wicked and evil day filled with Satanic activity, or that it is an innocent couple of hours for children to collect candy.

There are many web and magazine articles, interviews with theologians and historians and library shelves full of books that continue here

Order Up!

2014-10-18 11.46.25Our son placed this lunch order when he was six-years-old. We may have been playing restaurant or I might have been distracted and he was trying to get my attention at lunch time, but whatever the case, it’s unmistakable what he wanted for lunch: pop, ches sandwich, slomee, marikool wiep, and mustrde.

Brian and I have laughed and laughed at this. Not only is this just the cutest piece of childhood memorabilia but this “order” is also a mark of genius! With only a kindergarten education under his belt, he read more here

What To Hold On To?

2014-10-14 16.15I’ve had this basket of flowers for 30 years. They’ve moved with us through six states and now I have to decide, will they go with us on this move.

It’s a hard decision to make. I look at these raggedy flowers that have been sitting on a shelf in a closet in my basement for the past eighteen years, and I remember the morning that Dad gave them to me: it was a Sunday, two days after I’d continue here