Goodwill to Men…Crossing the Bridge with Susan and Andy

He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan. Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.” Luke 17:16-19 NIV  Then the womanContinue reading “Goodwill to Men…Crossing the Bridge with Susan and Andy”

A Beatitude of Gratitude

Living in the “Bible Belt”  I read many a church sign while driving. Some of them are rather witty and others are down right weird. I did come across one that I liked a lot. It read,  “A GRATEFUL MIND IS A GREAT MIND.” As I reflected on that particular sign I thought about my variousContinue reading “A Beatitude of Gratitude”

Get Up!

“For a righteous man may fall seven times And rise again, But the wicked shall fall by calamity,” Proverbs 24:16 NKJV If life is a race, there will come a time for all of us when we fail to make the time we strive for, fall short of the distance, or even fall by the waysideContinue reading “Get Up!”

System Error!

System error. I hate those dreaded words when they pop up on my computer screen. It generally indicates that whatever I’m trying to do, my computer isn’t going to allow me to do. There are times I would have given anything to have had such warning when I was walking down a path I would later regret.Continue reading “System Error!”

Endure!

Ivy is one of my favorite plants for many reasons. However, the trait that I find most appealing is its tendency to endure. You can pull it up by the roots and think it’s gone. But look around a few months later and there it is once more! Ivy’s roots dig deep. Its grasp is tenacious.Continue reading “Endure!”

Thirsty…

In need of refreshment? “but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” John 4:14 NKJV   As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soulContinue reading “Thirsty…”

Out On a Limb!

Out there. That’s how I felt when my boss informed me I needed to leave my store and become manager at another location. This was not something I was seeking. This isn’t even something I wanted. I found myself precariously perched, not quite sure of what I was getting into and rather reluctant to leave my “pharmacyContinue reading “Out On a Limb!”

Get Over It!

I was speaking with my oldest son about making good choices and telling him not to make the same mistakes I had. In his teenage wisdom, this kid told me to “get over it.” If one of my kids tells me to “get over it,” there is a huge problem. My first instinct was to look behind me and seeContinue reading “Get Over It!”

Light, Camera, Action…

Great light is crucial for most photographers. As an amateur, I regularly seek proper lighting.  Photographers lust after and chase after just the right light well aware of the role it plays for noteworthy images. God’s Light is no different. It is crucial for us. We may not readily recognize it but God’s illumination and revelation are what we crave to reach ourContinue reading “Light, Camera, Action…”

Merry Christmas

  “For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you; You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praisingContinue reading “Merry Christmas”