In the Name of Mercy
I’ve been pondering this morning’s message about the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37). Most may know the story: a Jew was traveling and beset by robbers who took literally everything including the clothes off his body, beat him nearly to death, and left him along the roadside to die. A Jewish priest and Jewish scribe–religious folks–individually…
How Firm a Foundation
Has nothing to do with the hymn, although were I truly clever, I’d think of a way to tie it in. I’m thinking that for this project to last, it needs a solid foundation. An overarching plan or set of goals that will help keep my on track, both in terms of discipline and perseverance,…
Hippo Birdie! Princess Edition
I am thankful for Sadie who celebrates another year around the Sun. May the Lord open your eyes to the overwhelming abundance of Grace and Blessing with which He showers you! And thanks for being such a blessing to me!
A Good Life Remembered
I am thankful for having known Howard O. “Buzz” Triebold, whose funeral was held 8 years ago today. What I remember is them taking me hunting; I was about 13 or so. Buzz was a great outdoorsman and loaned me a shotgun since we were out for birds–quail, or grouse. It was a monstrous blunderbuss.…
More Hard Questions
And no really satisfying answers. But that won’t stop me from wrestling with the questions and it shouldn’t stop you either. You saw an example of one of those Hard Questions in yesterday’s post. Here’s another. A bit of back story so to speak. Every one of the writers of the New Testament had very…
The news is usually fraught with gloom and despair. Current events making the rounds include the 7.2 earthquake in Haiti which killed thousands and the fall of the Afghan government to the Taliban and the chaos which is now reigning. For those who think about such things, how do you reconcile your understanding of God…
I was recently challenged to put my thoughts and perspectives in a blog as a legacy. You may note that this site was started several years ago and lay dormant for 8 years. There’s more about that and my “blogging philosophy” on the About page. I am pondering whether I should finish the posts I…
End of an Experiment
I am thankful I began this experiment over 18 months ago. Blogging everyday about something I was/am thankful for was both an epic failure and a colossal success. Failure: the bar–posting every day–was unrealistic, even though I still have more ideas and themes than I can possibly handle that I could post every day. Daily posting…
I am thankful for my dad who celebrates another year around the Sun. May the Lord open your eyes to the overwhelming abundance of Grace and Blessing with which He showers you! And thanks for being such a blessing to me!