I Am Free

  When I left for work this morning, it was grey and raining, still a bit dark, a normal Tennessee winter morning.  First driver I encountered ran a stop sign with no headlights on, and I don’t mean he slowed down. He just went straight through.  Within a mile or so, a tractor trailer pulled... Continue Reading →

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Splinters

The other day, I was moving firewood from the backyard to our patio so we would have some dry firewood for this chilly weekend. As I was moving, of course I got a splinter in my thumb immediately. It was just a small piece sticking out and, after a couple of patient minutes, I pulled... Continue Reading →

The True Vine

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.  Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit." Way back in the early 80’s, having just returned from serving in the military, freshly divorced and... Continue Reading →

Transparency

I’m currently reading the book, How We Got To Now by Steven Johnson. One of the topics in the book is the innovation and craft of glassmaking. The history is quite fascinating. At one point the glassmakers where exiled to an island because they kept burning down villages and towns where they lived. Once all... Continue Reading →

Hearts

For quite some time, God has been impressing and imparting to my heart an ever-increasing awareness of His heart for the lost, in ways one might not expect.  He is causing my heart to grieve right along with His, passing on His intense desire for reconciliation of every person to Himself. We live in a... Continue Reading →

Reconciliation

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come; The old has gone, the new is here!  All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message... Continue Reading →

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