Do You See What I See?

  Ok, I drew an outline around this, but I think that we can all agree that this is a ‘heart-puddle’.  It was in my driveway this morning and I had the privilege of seeing it and reflecting on it on my morning walk.  You see, the more that you look, the more that youContinue reading “Do You See What I See?”

Wisdom hidden in pain

Hidden in every experience is  wisdom.  A loving God could never allow his children to hurt in vain.  No action, word or experience is ever wasted.  Everything in my life is there for a reason and behind that reason is love.  Unfortunately, the hidden pearl cannot be found until the shell is cracked.  We mustContinue reading “Wisdom hidden in pain”

Lenten Hope

  It’s just been a tough couple of weeks..certainly don’t want to compare myself to Job, but at my lowest moments, that’s where I’m going.  Why is it that at times the struggles seem to come from every direction?  No matter what I plan for my ‘lenten sacrifices/promises,’ God always has other plans.  And so,Continue reading “Lenten Hope”

It’s so tempting, isn’t it?

Lessons to learn from Pope Benedict’s Resignation: Whatever faith we choose, whatever religion we belong to, whatever spirituality we adopt, we can all learn from the news this past week regarding the resignation of Pope Benedict’s XVI.  Here are the points that I want to take away from this: +  No job is so importantContinue reading “It’s so tempting, isn’t it?”

It’s all dance…

The dance of lent….. Who’s leading the dance? What ‘music’ are you listening to? And for today…..which dance are you dancing? ballet – lots of turns, trying to keep your balance? jazz – moving to a rhythm, lots of improv., just trying to listen to the music? tap – fast moving, keeping up with theContinue reading “It’s all dance…”

free will…..friend or foe?

I can’t tell you how many times the kids in our program ask a question like, ‘if God didn’t want Adam and Eve to eat from that tree, why did he put it there in the first place?’    If we are honest, we’ve asked ourselves that very same question.  Oh, we might phrase itContinue reading “free will…..friend or foe?”

45 minutes to spare?

Philip Yancey has been a favorite author of mine for some time. I just love his spirituality – no judgment – he seems to have some special insights about God, albeit most times admitting that God is beyond our understanding.  I had the opportunity to hear him speak when he came to a nearby churchContinue reading “45 minutes to spare?”