These are surreal times in our world. How often have we watched the reports lately and said, “I can’t believe this is happening.” I try to avoid too much television news but want to stay informed. I think we have what we need at our house to carry on with some normalcy, but I have … Continue reading The Scattered Church
Social media is primarily skewed by our own choices. We pick who we follow. We can block or mute those who follow us, who seem to put out objectional content. I'm glad that's an option. I do follow some people whose opinions and worldviews are different from mine. I've got several reasons for doing that, … Continue reading Choose Your Fuel
I’m still stuck in the weeds today - not literally. I’m thinking figuratively and spiritually. I love a good metaphor. Last Saturday’s blog post took you to my weedy backyard, where I had the guts to show you the messy places where I have let the weeds take over. I confessed I don’t tend to … Continue reading Back in the Weeds
I have a high tolerance for weeds. That’s not a good thing. Any diligent gardener knows it’s a never-ending war. You must stay on top of the battles, or the weeds will take over your territory. Never mind the excuses. Wild things don’t care. If you aren’t there to eradicate them, they continue to grow … Continue reading Six Pix on Saturday: The Lazy Gardener’s Approach to Weeds
Our church had its typical old grouch. The man served in various leadership positions and could be counted on to bring his bucket of cold water to douse any spark of creativity or youthful enthusiasm. Proverbs 29:22 A man of wrath stirs up strife, and one given to anger causes much transgression. You know the … Continue reading Is Everybody Angry These Days?
HINDSIGHT IS 2020 When I was younger, I thought by the time a person is in their late 60s, they would have their life together. Spoiler alert to you young ones reading this: you don’t. Yes, it’s better – much better than the crazy, heady, confused younger years. Many of the questions are settled. There’s … Continue reading A New Calendar Year
As 2019 comes to a close, I'm thinking about cycles. Not the kind you ride, although I could make a case for them fitting into this theme. Cycles are phases that come full circle. They are revolving eras or a succession of expected markers in time. They are patterns. Cycles may be repeating events. They … Continue reading Turn Turn Turn