Satan wants to make us miserable. God wants us to be happy. Read that again. Satan wants us to lose our freedom. The best way he accomplishes that is by enticing temptations that we choose to indulge in and lose the Spirit of God. On the other hand, God wants us to use our choices to be happy by freely living under His law and bounds.Continue reading
There is a common notion these days that we are independent creatures. “Live your life” as you want to or need to. Yes, I agree this is quite compelling. Yes, I agree that no one should live their life based on another person’s ideals or worse, wants. You need to live your life to the best of your ability and according to the dictates of your own conscience. But, you have to realize there is a caveat to that. A life filled with love means you are not truly as independent as you think. Your actions will affect others.Continue reading
This is a topic I have pondered quite a bit and have already shared some thoughts regarding. But my thoughts are a work in progress and are continually being fine-tuned with new experiences and insights. So once again, here I am pondering on the subject of love. Specifically what it is and what it isn’t. For what it’s worth, this is where I am currently at in 2020 and my thoughts on that elusive yet prevalent topic of love.Continue reading
He invited them all
to come and learn
the message from above. Continue reading
I had an idea for a poem but couldn’t get it quite right. I attempted three times to get this thought right and finally gave up. Today and next Wednesday I will share two of the attempts.
Jesus washed the feet
of His disciples one by one.
He performed the service
neglecting no one. Continue reading
Wow! No one can deny there are a lot of voices making commotion out there. Unfortunately, as the saying goes, “the squeaky wheel gets the grease.” It’s easy to be burdened down with all the anger and rage we hear. But, to quote Mr. Rogers, “look for the helpers.” Look for the love; love is the balance to hate and it is also out there increasing in intensity. It’s just quieter and harder to hear. Photo taken in southwest Wyoming.Continue reading
III. The Complication
It was a few minutes after ten when I walked into the yogurt shop. She was already at a table waiting.
“I am sorry I’m late,” I sat down at the table.
“No problem,” she said quietly. Her demeanor was different than when I last saw her.Continue reading
I tell you to be safe, dear,
but what I mean is, I love you, dear. Continue reading
Here’s the thing. Love has never been my strong suit. I have always been more of a loner and a bit isolated. If there is a group of people I will tend to shy away. It’s just how I roll. Continue reading
I listened quietly. That’s what I do. I am a quiet observer.
His complaint was valid, I’ll give him that.
I listened to a home teacher talk about his assigned single sister to minister to. She owned her own home but was “needy” in that she always asked him to help with fix-it chores. Perhaps he was just venting because he was talking to a family friend. The problem though is that I also was there. And I related to the single sister’s situation. Continue reading