A Place for Every Thing

When someone – usually Mom – says, “A place for every thing, and every thing its place,” we get the message that it’s time to tidy up our rooms. (Note: I’m using “every thing” as two words instead of one to emphasize each individual item.) That phrase is usually limited to describing inanimate objects. I …

More Than Meets the Eye

Our Sunday School class has been studying faith recently. Faith is not the easiest concept to wrap our heads around, since the Bible tells us that faith is “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen;” that we “live by faith and not by sight” and, finally, “what is seen is …

It’s a Matter of Trust

Our senses are assaulted /insulted more each day, and it doesn’t take much to get into victim mode and conclude that the whole world wants a piece of us. The ones who aren’t trying to take something from us are trying to sell us something, and there’s always someone ready and willing to tell us …

The Tracks of My Tears

If “I love you” are the three most powerful words in the English language, a strong candidate for the two most dynamic would be “what if.” Most of man’s progress over the centuries has come from the launch pad of “what ifs,” i.e., what if the world isn’t flat, what if the atom can be …

Each Step I Take

I looked at the clock Sunday morning and said nothing. It looked back and said 6:19. “Am I opening the worship service today,” I wondered. “If so, I better have something ready just in case. What do you have for me today Lord?” I asked. I thought about Friday. And I smiled. As the result …

In the Triumph Song of Life

When my classmates and I were measured for musical aptitude in 5th grade, I came up short. Unable to play a note or carry a tune, I do nonetheless enjoy music very much. I discovered a video (below) that makes some important points about music … and life. The tall bald man playing alone in …

Great Expectations

I was looking over the teacher’s guide to the Easter lesson for our Sunday School class and it got me thinking about expectations. The lesson is from the Old Testament, which prompts some to ask why Isaiah’s prophecies about the coming of a Messiah are so important, since he delivered them 800 years before Jesus …

The Only Thing We Have to Fear

There is a very good Internet read making the rounds, purportedly written in 1942 by the late British author C.S. Lewis, in which an old devil explains to a young one how we managed to get so many peoples’ souls to hell. According to multiple sources, however, Lewis didn’t write it. Whoever did should take …

. . . the Less I Understand

Every day seems to add a new layer of confusion to our lives. Confusion is the key word. It brings to mind a line from the song “The Heart of the Matter” by Don Henley: “The more I know, the less I understand.” We’re the best educated dummies in world history. Knowledge used to be …

Softly Whispering I Love You

“ … but the greatest of these is Love.” That excerpt from 1st Corinthians 13:13 provides an appropriate segue into a Valentine’s Day blog. The 13th chapter is called the Love Chapter. If you have never read it, I recommend it.(The other members of “these” are faith and hope). Love is God’s best miracle. It …