Archive for July, 2014

Who’s In Charge Here?

Sometimes, we see or hear of rulers who are evil and wicked, and we wonder how God can allow them to be in charge of a country or region. The fact is, God is in charge and, eventually, evil rulers will answer for the terrible things they’ve done. Read the rest of this entry »

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All We Have To Do Is…

Have you ever seen a little girl sitting in her father’s lap while he read to her, told her a story, or simply talked to her; the child gazing up at her father, watching his lips move, seeing his eyes sparkling with love for her, his countenance beaming at the marvel of her; on the child’s face, an expression of wonder and delight? Read the rest of this entry »

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I’m Your Huckleberry

Do any of you know how much fun it is being me? I mean, I don’t want to sound like I’m boasting, but I love being me. I’m a chunk of coal, a blemished vessel, a box of rocks, you name it; I’m nothing special, but I like who, what, and where I am. And the thing I like best? It’s getting better all the time! Read the rest of this entry »

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Like A Rainbow in the Dark

The wind roared as black clouds raced in, and we ran—your hand holding tight to mine—toward the shelter door in the backyard. I was not afraid, because I was with you, and that is all that matters. Read the rest of this entry »

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I’m Not Even Close!

As God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, we are to clothe ourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

We should also bear in mind that He chose us, we did not choose Him. What we did, is accept His call, and when we did He began to fill us with His love, thereby allowing us to clothe ourselves in His godly raiment. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Good Things

If we slow down, stop chasing our tails, and focus on God and all the good things that surround us, we’ll be enjoy our lives more fully. We see things God has done, we experience his love and favor, but hardly break stride as we hurry through our busy day. Too often, we take the remarkable things He does for granted.

Life is awesome, and, more than ever, we need to “stop and smell the roses.” Let’s enjoy the remarkable things God has given us, and be filled with awe!

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Everyone was amazed and gave praise to God. They were filled with awe and said, “We have seen remarkable things today.” Luke 5:26

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What Did He Say?!?!

Our society has evolved into something we could not have imagined when we were teenagers. It is staggering what technology has brought to our lives, but it is also alarming to see how we’ve become so dependent on gadgets and gizmos. Read the rest of this entry »

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Just Another Sunrise

I live in the state of wow.

Just another flower…

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Eatin’ Goober Peas

peanutGoober peas is actually southern slang term for peanuts, and has nothing to do with this post. Strange thoughts pop into my silly head sometimes, and you are fortunate in that I occasionally am led to share them with you.

As I ate lunch today I was having a bit of difficulty gathering a bite onto the fork and keeping it there long enough to get it to my mouth. I chuckled at one point as, in my mind, I compared it to trying to eat peas with a butter knife. And then, I thought how it was a good illustration of life and the difficulties we encounter as we wander this world.

It seems we try to juggle so many things and fit them into this neat little line—like peas on a butter knife—then just when we think we’ve got things the way they should be, one thing slips, then another, until we’re right back to the task of picking up the pea-ses and getting them back on the knife.

That reminds me; Do any of you know how to catch a polar bear??

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It’s Not My Job! (This time)

So many times throughout our lives, we come across instances where we see someone we could help, but we’re not sure if it’s the right thing to do. I had such an encounter on the return leg of a flight to Phoenix six years ago (2014).

I had a three hour layover in Dallas and, as I typically do, spent it walking around the airport, mainly for exercise, but also to do some people watching. In my travels, I came across a lady who had just come through security, and was preparing to make her way to the gate her plane would depart from. She was struggling to strap on a backpack, and I noticed a set of crutches leaning on the counter in front of her. I stopped and watched her, wondering if I should offer to carry the backpack for her, but, of course, every possible reason this wasn’t a good idea ran through my mind.

She finally secured the backpack, and was reaching for the crutches, when an airport employee pushing an empty wheelchair appeared—seemingly out of nowhere—at her side. The guy spoke to the woman—no doubt, offering to take her to her gate and her relief was obvious, as she accepted his offer. I smiled and continued on my way, thinking:

A much better plan


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