By His Grace

“David comforted his wife Bathsheba, came to her, and went to bed with her. She gave birth to a son and named him Solomon. Adonai loved him and sent through Nathan the prophet to have him named Jedidiah (loved by God), for Adonai’s sake.” ~ 2nd Samuel 12:24-25  The book of 2nd Samuel and subsequent…

Facebook is Not Your World

Just like probably everyone else, I have been lamenting and even been angered about what is currently going on in this country. My brain has been crammed full of statistics, news stories, and opinions. Imagine a hoarder’s house overrun with garbage, junk, and newspapers. I am pretty sure that’s what the inside of my head…

Pancakes

We just spent a vacation at Myrtle Beach and I tried to spend some time writing ideas for messages, blogs and such, waiting for God to point me in whatever direction He had in mind, and when He did I admit I was a bit confused, but here goes. Pancakes. Yep, pancakes. The highway here…

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…

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…

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…

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…