Category Archives: Christian Living

Distrac … tions

It took a minute. I had been reading … and then I realized I was also scratching … and scratching the back of my hand. I stopped reading. Upon close examination, I found the tiniest red dot. Apparently, a no-see-um … Continue reading

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Sound the Blast

Back in the day … of Moses, waaaaay before internet, long, slender, silver trumpets were used to call the community or leaders to gather. These instruments were also used to signal the tribes of Israel to move forward from their … Continue reading

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Prepare Him Room

Joy to the worldThe Lord has comeLet earth receive her KingLet every heart prepare Him room … Let’s pause right there and focus on that last line from the Christmas carol Joy to the World. I do ‘prepare a room’ … Continue reading

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Manna Mañana

Join me for a moment in imagining God’s ‘To Do List’ in about 1446 B.C. when He heard Israel crying out to Him from Egypt: Call Moses to lead Israel. Send 10 plagues to show Pharaoh I am God. Free … Continue reading

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Beyond Belief

I believe in wearing deodorant, a seatbelt, and my wedding band. I feel these items benefit me and, in some cases, those around me. But, in these instances, if I don’t actually DO these things, my belief is irrelevant. Many … Continue reading

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Fighting Back

Ugh! My mind was awhirl. I awoke way to early, hit with a reminder of one of the previous day’s failures, something I should not have said, or should have said or done differently, followed by a full-blown attack with … Continue reading

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Neighborly

When driving through my neighborhood this last month, I couldn’t help but notice the political signs dotting many front yards. (The same is probably true of your area.) While we do have the opportunity to vote in America, we do … Continue reading

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Spur On

This verse from Hebrews came to mind this week: “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds” (10:24). I decided to query my horse-loving, horse-owner/rider friend about the role of spurs. She … Continue reading

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Why Gather?

To gather … or not to gather, that is the question. Or more importantly, why do believers gather at all? In looking back at the early church, we see that Christ followers met to hear the apostles’ teaching, to have … Continue reading

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Crowd Influence

“… but everyone else … is doing it/has one/gets to …” And the traditional response is … “If ____ jumped off a bridge, would you do it too?” I thought about the influence of the crowd recently when studying Acts … Continue reading

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