Moving Rocks Feb28

Moving Rocks

I’ve always wondered about that stoning thing in the Bible. I mean, how did it actually work? It doesn’t seem realistic that a person would just stand there and wait for the rocks to pummel them. Wouldn’t they try to run away? Would the stoners have to get a couple of big guys to hold...

The Hands and Feet ....

He’s seventeen.  I’ve known about him for quite some time.  I sit on an HOA board in our neighborhood and have been painfully aware of the trouble he’s gotten himself into over the years.  It’s been no secret to a select few of us that this boy has not had an easy life.  A perfect...

A Life Less Ordinary Jan27

A Life Less Ordinary

I’m a quote person. I relish in them.  Biblical ones. Inspirational ones. Funny ones. Thought provoking ones. Quotes that make me pause, contemplate, cry, laugh, think…I have journals and journals of them. As a freelance writer, I work them into my pieces, I use them on handmade...

Dirty Hands Jan19

Dirty Hands

Four men arrived carrying a paralyzed man on a mat. They couldn’t bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, so they dug a hole through the roof above his head. Then they lowered the man on his mat, right down in front of Jesus. Seeing their faith Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “My child,...

The Turn Jan17

The Turn

There have been many crossroads in my life. In a lot of way there are crossroads for me everyday. Places where I must choose. I have to turn one way or another. Obviously some choices are bigger than others. It seems like the bigger ones in my life have taken years. Like it’s a big long,...

Fear: The other four letter word Jan03

Fear: The other four...

It seems that once fear is introduced into the fabric of our lives, then it always resides there in some fashion. One definition I found of fear is “A distressing emotion aroused by a perceived threat”. Shew, there sure is a lot of room for interpretation with that one. Is there a...

Welcoming Advent Dec11

Welcoming Advent

I don’t go to the mall much. It’s not that I don’t enjoy shopping for Free People Anthropologie Uggs and massage gift certificates, (yes, dear this is a hint) but maybe like yours, our disposable income is a little harder to come by this year and honestly we’ve accumulated enough stuff...

Why Can’t We Be Friends ? Nov11

Why Can’t We B...

I drove along Franklin Rd the other day, and began humming the old song “Why Can’t we Be Friends” to myself.  I was re-stunned at how many churches are on that road. I lost count around 20. Check it out on Google maps, the amount of red pins was insane. And this is all...

Does Everything Belo...

Franciscan Monk, Richard Rohr in his book of the same title. When the phrase of everything belongs came across my radar a few years ago, I applied it to things that I felt comfortable with. Does Buddhism belong? Does divorce? Job loss? Well that kind of list could go on for a long time with...