There is "a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens." (Ecclesiastes 3:1, NIV) Things come and go, as do the seasons. Life has its ups and downs, victories and valleys. Regardless of where we are in this moment, it is always the right to walk by faith, not by sight. … Continue reading Always right to walk by faith
With an extraordinary, extremely productive, but run-of-the-mill weekend behind us, we welcome the start of a new work week. It is Monday morning in the heart of Red Carpet Country. We have a crisp, cool temperature of 46° outside. I have strong, rich, hot, dark coffee in my cup. Morning sounds are quickly swallowing up … Continue reading Joy for the journey
It is with a deep sense of regret and anticipatory grief that I feel it necessary to announce the retirement of my favorite Alaska T-Shirt. This trusty T has serve faithfully and well most Saturdays for the past three years. It has been through a lot and never has it complained. It has endured many, … Continue reading Retirement Announcement
"It's really good to know God loves us." Recently, Telesa and I were having dinner with a few of our grandchildren. We were talking, as usual, about a variety of topics in rapid succession. As is often the case, our conversation turned to spiritual things. I do not recall all the details of this discussion. … Continue reading It’s really good to know God loves us
Mornings matter to me. I would like to sleep in like I used to, sometimes; but there is so much to miss. This morning, sleep is an impossibility. My spirit is disturbed about a multifaceted people matter, which shall remain unnamed. It has dominated my thoughts for a couple of nights now. Getting to sleep … Continue reading Three things to know when facing menacing serpents
Rainfall through the night freshened the air and cleansed the earth. Even still, gently falling rain tickles the earth and makes me smile. The sun enjoys this weather so much it has postponed its rising. A few birds somewhere in the distance have found a dry place from which to sing their morning songs. Quiet. … Continue reading May this be
I found my favorite hat. It was missing for several weeks. In fact, I hadn't seen it since we moved. I knew it was somewhere. It would soon be found. Still, it was gone. This hat always occupied a special place, hanging on the bed post on my side of the bed. The fact that … Continue reading I found my favorite hat!