A Call to Arms

We picked a very hot day to see The Mall in Washington, D.C., but found a cooling fountain to sit by for lunch. We have declared a today to be a “take-a-vacation-from-vacationing day.” We’re in Virginia with two of our junior-high-aged granddaughters, and we’ve been enjoying activities every day, including: water park, canopy tour (with zip… Read More

For all visual and spatial learners–Draw the Bible

Do you know your optimal way of learning and integrating information and thoughts into your mind? My preferred method is visual and spatial. When the AHA moment of understanding and linkage comes, my usual response is, “Yes, I can see that.” I am also putting time and effort into the most important relationship I have–with… Read More

When you pray, say … (5)

His kingdom, his power, his glory. Forever. And He loves us and wants us to be with him forever. Amen to that! The Lord’s prayer Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also… Read More

When you pray, say … (4)

I used to use the word TEMPTATION in context with things I considered bad, such as murder, stealing, pornography, and mayhem. It belongs there, but it can also be as subtle as over-booking myself so I don’t have time for God or my family, wanting to always be the center of attention, and choosing easy… Read More

Colossians 4:1 Just and Fair

“What goes around comes around.” “Spend a minute in their shoes.” “You get what you pay for. ” “You made your bed, now lay in it.” “Do unto others as you would have done to you.” “The sins of the father are visited upon the son.”   You are not the ultimate authority–our Lord and… Read More

Colossians 3:22-25 God has no favorites who can get by with shirking

God’s creation has a number of rules that apply throughout everything. One of them is: “What you sow, that is what you will reap.” If we plant tomato seeds, we will reap tomatoes, not turnips. If we plant discontent, we will experience discontent. If we ingest junk food, our bodies will respond in kind. If… Read More