A Strange Book Part 2: Ascension

One of the most common themes in Job is sons. In chapter 1 Job is described as "the greatest of all the men of the East," but the original Hebrew literally says "sons of the East."  Job had seven sons. Job's sons feasted. Job offered sacrifices on behalf of his sons. Now there was a day... Continue Reading →

Being Needy

"They brought the donkey and the colt, placed their cloaks on them, and Jesus sat on them. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, Hosanna to the Son of... Continue Reading →

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 →

Light

 "I suppose that, the nearer we get to heaven, the more conscious we shall be of our imperfections.  The more light we get, the more we discover our own darkness.  That which is scarcely accounted sin by some men, will be a grievous defilement to a tender conscience.  It is not that we are greater... Continue Reading →

Tumbleweeds and Birdsong

  Outcasts.  Who loves the unlovely in our world?  Or, more specifically, in the church, the Body of Christ?  Who decides which of us belongs in the box called “untouchables”?  I am in that box many times, but God did not put me there.  Many times, others place me there.  Sometimes, I consign myself to... Continue Reading →

Old Dog, Same Tricks

Warning graphic descriptions ahead:  I’m the kind of personality that needs a swift kick you know where when it comes to being reprimanded.  The bible refers to this personality as a fool.  “The Holy Spirit offers gentle correction.”  Not for this chick!  The Holy Spirit knows better.  I respond best to brutal chastisement.  That being... Continue Reading →

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