Faith

 The book of Hebrews tells me that faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen, and although I heartily accept the badge that denotes me as a person of faith I have to be honest and admit that just like most of us, my faith tank needs topping off … More Faith

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 … More Splinters

Focus

I walk 3.4 miles every day at the LC Greenway. I absolutely look forward to these daily walks, both physically and spiritually.  It’s a good time to enjoy my surroundings, pray and meditate on the things of God.  So off I go every day, Monday thru Friday, with my pepper spray in my pocket and … More Focus

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 … More The True Vine

Peace Like a River

Have you ever looked at a river? I mean really looked at one…its nature, its flow, its changeability yet still remaining the same?  Rivers overflow, meander peacefully, rush down in white water rapids, pool deeply, wear mighty boulders down to pebbles, while gently feeding tremendous trees, providing a wonderfully nourishing environment for plants and wildlife. … More Peace Like a River