It's that time of year again. Thanksgiving is only a little over a week away then the Christmas shopping will be in full swing. And once again, we are faced with “offending” others if we say “merry…Continue
Many years ago some relatives showed up at my dad's house and asked if they could stay there just until they got a place of their own, maybe a week or two. Dad, who had a very big heart, had no objections. Soon a week turned into a month and by the time they finally moved dad was very glad to see them go.
Unwanted company can create stress and a lot of it. Many people assume once they become a Christian their troubles are over…Continue
Not long ago, I read a Ziggy comic. Ziggy, the perennial underdog, standing by his mailbox, says, “Just my luck. The GPS I ordered got lost in the mail!”
Many of us rely on a GPS in our car to get where we're going. It tells us where to turn and what streets we should take. After following its guidance, we should arrive at our destination.…
Some of the most beautiful architectural designs in the world are bridges. Traveling over one, a person can take in breathtaking sights they would otherwise miss. The United States has its share of bridges with over 600,000. Unfortunately 1 in 4 of those is in need of repair. In Warsaw, MO where I used to live, there is a bridge known as the “Swinging Bridge”. It is a suspension bridge, built in 1928. Closed to traffic in 1979, it now is used only by pedestrians.…Continue
My wife and I live in a three bedroom home and often we find ourselves at opposite ends of it. If one of us tries to talk to the other it’s very hard to understand what we’re saying. We can hear each other, but cannot understand what is being said. (Of course she says I suffer from that sometimes when we’re in the same room, but that’s another story).
There are times when we’re so far from God, the same thing occurs. We talk to God, telling Him what we want of Him, but if we’re not…Continue