So much is lost when a family member or loved one passes away. Voices. Love. Comfort. Familiarity. Routine. Wisdom . Stories. And, yes, even recipes.
My friend Becky is very much aware of this; her precious mother is in that stage of hospice care where pain medications gradually increase and her mother’s presence gradually decreases. The reality of what is soon to be lost looms large on the horizon.
In the face of this coming loss, Becky started a Face Book page where she is uploading favorite family recipes. When Becky visits with her continue reading here
Yesterday there was a terrorist attack on this bridge in downtown London.
The tour bus we were on crossed over that bridge on Friday and I took this photo…These people are all enjoying their day, continue reading here
It’s a new week with a new issue. How far do we open our door? Do we open it all the way? Do we close it for a while? Where are Christians supposed to stand on this issue? Do we trust or fight our government? Do we fight continue reading here
On the heels of our Thanksgiving over-indulgence, it’s hard to imagine that there is an unprecedented drought and famine coming, but there is, and hundreds of millions of unassuming people are in danger of dying from thirst and starvation.
This drought is coming, not because of continue here
It is not easy being a Christian — it requires supernatural courage and strength; it is not a choice for the faint of heart. Christians must have thick skin and soft hearts. They must have inner strength coupled with meekness. They must live counter to the culture and stand firm as they contend for the Word of God.
This is why we teach our children about God. Children need to know God — his attributes and his character. They need to know that God is trustworthy and that he will never leave them. This is the only way continue reading here
It seems like every week there’s a new cause that sets our passion ablaze… for a moment… and then the flame dies down… until another cause surfaces. We want to make a difference, we want passion and purpose. We want change. But our attention lasts about as long as continue here
My friend was amazed that I noticed her new kitchen cabinet knobs last week. She’s just now moving and I dropped in on her unannounced and her kitchen looked, well, like someone in the middle of a move. Somehow, I managed to see beyond the clutter and I noticed her new knobs.
Maybe it really isn’t terribly odd; having recently moved, I am not distracted by empty boxes and clutter, and I have been in her kitchen several times so I was familiar with it and the knobs simply hadn’t been there before. How could I not see them?
This is how I want to train my eye when it comes to the things of God. Just like I know my friend’s kitchen, I want to know the Bible so thoroughly that when I hear something false, continue here