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 →

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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 →

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... 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 →

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.... Continue Reading →

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