The words in Genesis catch my attention.When Lamech had lived 182 years, he fathered a son and called his name Noah, saying, “Out of the ground <span class="crossreference" data-cr="#cen-ESV-135J" data-link="(J)" style="box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; top: 0px; vertical-align: top;">that the Lord has cursed, this one shall bring us relief from our work and from the… Continue reading There might be a problem with my expectations.
What is this world coming to...I said it in fun after the staff lunch. A joke in response to some challenge we were facing. It's no joke really, because when I look at this world without my rose colored glasses I wonder...what in the world?What in the world turns a heart to the evil of… Continue reading What in the world?
Every morning since the beginning of Advent I wake up and have the same song playing through my mind...Love came down at Christmas.... I'll admit its not my favorite Christmas song. Why this song when there are so many I could be singing? Why when the day is done and life becomes quiet am I… Continue reading I’ve been singing it for weeks now…
We're sitting at the lunch table on Friday talking about Christmas. Some of the presents have been purchased, most of the decorations have been hung with care, and I was feeling pretty good about the holiday rush. Until I sat down for lunch and the conversation begins...Them: Only two weeks left until Christmas.Me: No there's… Continue reading The cure for the hurry during Advent.
You know those toys you have to put together for the tiny tots at Christmas? The ones with lots of pieces and the step by step manual in several languages. Call me weird, but I love them. I embrace the challenge of putting together furniture and toys. I carefully place parts out on the floor… Continue reading When you realize you’re approaching faith as a how-to and not a Who-to.
Abraham. Called to leave his country, all he knew to go to an unknown place. Abraham. Blessed to be the father of God's people.Daniel. Highly esteemed by God. (Daniel 10: 19)Zechariah. God heard his prayer and blessed him with a son. (Luke 1:13)Mary. Blessed and highly favored.Advent is a season for blessing, giving gifts, showing how… Continue reading Count your blessings.
Those that know me understand I am far from what they call a "Type A" personality. I like to fly by the seat of my pants and plan just far enough in advance to keep me going. Today those I work with laugh at me because I can't find my glasses and my phone has… Continue reading What I mostly try to avoid and the attitude revealed in it.