Tag Archives: relationships

Sea Walls

“We all build internal sea walls to keep at bay the sadnesses (sic) of life and the often overwhelming forces within our minds. We build these wall stone by stone over a lifetime. One of the most difficult problems is to construct these barriers of such a height and strength that one has a true […]

See Yourself in Others

  “See Yourself in Others” – Tribeca Film Festival – Directed by Jared Knecht

The Adulterous Woman

What do we focus on in this familiar story? What did Jesus focus on? Most of us are familiar with the story of adulterous woman in John 7:53-8:11. Jesus was at the Temple. A crowd gathered before him, and he sat down and began to teach them. Where else have we seen this? One day […]

Labels

What is the cost of revealing who I am? Will you now view me as a label? Will all you knew about me before dissolve in the revelation of the label I revealed on Monday? Have you put me in a box I wasn’t in before? How often do we glue labels onto people and […]

Of Death and Mourning

Are we tired yet of death and mourning, Assigning blame and wanting our own way. Father hear my prayer, we’ve lost our moorings, From Your great love and grace we’ve gone astray. Are we ready to attend the warnings? Christ’s murder on the cross should all death stay. We are all the seed of Your […]

I am Known

Psalm 139 Part 1 The Riches of Grace Psalm 139 is one of the most intimate prayers of David. In it, he acknowledges God’s love for him and his hand in his life. He affirms God’s omniscience, omnipresence and omnipotence. He prays for God’s deliverance from his enemies, but also reflects deeply on the times […]

Dad Likes Me Best

“Mom always liked you best!” That was Tommy Smothers’ surefire comeback after a litany of insults from his brother, Dick. His on camera persona was not the brightest bulb in the pack, but he was certainly the more humble of the two brothers. We could learn a thing or two from the older Smothers brother. […]

Heaven on Earth Forever

Surely, goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23:6 As a believer, I understand and embrace the peace of this last verse. Though scholars are divided as to when this psalm was written, I surmise it must have […]

Rest and Peace

He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside still waters. Psalm 23:2 Did you know that sheep will not drink from running water? They will only drink from quiet, still water. We are God’s sheep. He knows we will only hear His voice when we are still and quiet. I’ve come […]