There is something urgent about the question "Did you hear the news?" I remember being the herald of some bad news on August 17, 1977. I was 14. I ran outside in the early morning in Anchorage and stopped the first adult I saw walking through the parking lot of our apartment. "Hey, Mister. Did… Continue reading Long live the King
Psalm 30:5 "For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning" There are times in life when sorrow takes us by surprise and overwhelms us. Today the day before Easter. It was the time of sorrow after Jesus died and… Continue reading Joy comes in the morning
I am sitting sipping hot coffee and watching the sun rise over the horizon to shine on the snow that has transformed my yard into something beautiful. How can a thin layer of snow make everything look magical? Even a spider web becomes a thing of wonder. But, then I think of those buried in… Continue reading Snow Hoarding: buried in stuff.
Beloved daughter of the Most High. Do you know who you are? Do you know how dearly beloved you are? Daughter, it is easy to forget that God who is mighty in battle goes before you. He will fight for you. Remember that His unfailing love is a banner over you. He has crowned you… Continue reading Beloved Daughter of the Most High.
Sometimes, Super Hero's are not in the spotlight. We can pass them on the street and not notice them in a crowd. We lost a superhero today. One who fueled dreams and inspired thousands to dare to put on the cape and fly. To fight injustice. To be more than society said they were. Kids… Continue reading When a Super Hero Dies.
I have a little statue that sits on my desk. I think the artist called it a gargoyle but he seems more like a troll to me. He is a rather sad looking individual. The artist, K. Findling, really captured the brooding simmering anger all locked up in sadness. To be rude online while… Continue reading My Inner Troll
I was reading in the book of Mark the parable of the sower who sowed seed. Among the 4 conditions Jesus used to illustrate the heart of man, the thorny ground is what caught my attention. In chapter 4:18,19 Jesus says, "and these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,… Continue reading Living among thorns