What is the weight of the last straw? How big is the straw that breaks the camel's back? We're not talking about a bale of hay. It's that little thing that others deem insignificant yet push our buttons. It's that final french fry that sails thru the air to hit your head that makes the… Continue reading The last straw
I watched How great is our God with Louie Giglio. I cried. Afterward, I couldn't pray for a few days. I was lost with how minuscule we are compared to the whole of creation. As I saw the Earth fall away in the comparison chart of the planets I felt myself shrinking in my mind. When… Continue reading “If Earth were a golf ball”
I once had a rabbit's foot. As a young girl, I hung it on my purse as a talisman for good luck. Well, when I think about it, I guess it was not so lucky for the rabbit and he had 4 of them! I long ago lost that old rabbit's foot and outgrew the childish idea that… Continue reading The Good Luck God
"I'm gonna go out on a limb for you." If you're like me, you may have heard those words spoken or implied by someone who took a risk in support of your idea, or, in you. Like many idioms in language, it makes no sense literally and the origin is often lost in history. Sometimes the… Continue reading The hanging tree
Have you ever heard of a case in court where the guilty gets off due to some technicality? There is a sense of righteous indignation that wells up inside at the injustice that brought some loophole to the light of day, allowing a guilty person off the hook. I find myself angry that loopholes seem… Continue reading Getting off the hook
On Christmas day I went to see the new Star Wars movie and must confess that I found it entertaining. Afterwards, my son and I engaged in "cinema sin" conversation as we took the movie apart and pointed out flaws, or, "sins" in the production. Like having Princess Leia flying in space like Peter Pan when she… Continue reading I Confess
Did you feel it? That miraculous moment. The infinitesimal pause when the whole Earth came to an end of tilting away from the sun. At 8:28 this morning the darkness began to recede like a cosmic tide. These last 6 months as the tide of shorter days crept upon us many terrible things happened in… Continue reading When darkness flees.