Saturday, April 25, 2020

sad

Sad

I feel sad.
I feel profoundly sad.
I have friends in many countries.
I hear from them directly,
They have no food.
They have hungry children.
They are beaten if they venture out.
They ask me how I am.
JSM 4/25/2020

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Nineteen

19 was a good number
Until Covid19 came along.
The microscopic corona virus,
Has done a good number such wrong!!!!
JSM

Sunday, February 16, 2020

motto

My Motto For Life: The best way to help yourself is to help someone else.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

borrowed or stolen

Borrowed or Stolen?

Today is Palm Sunday. My mind is drawn to the anonymous provider of Jesus transportation. Who was he (or she) ? Why would Jesus borrow without asking? Did this person know Jesus personally?

Inferences and Assumptions

If Jesus and the disciples had taken a meal or lodged with the donor previously, Jesus would have used the person’s name. My assumption is the donor of the donkeys was unknown to Jesus by name.

What if the owner said “no”? It would have thrown out of kilter a plan the Bible says had been millennium in the making. God’s most important event relied upon the good will of one anonymous donor.

I have been and still am collecting money for orphans in Africa. It is a humble, grass roots effort. Last weekend we had an event for what we expected was 45 orphans but 75 arrived. The most recent addition to the role are seven children whose parents were poisoned.

I would like to honor an anonymous (to you not to me) donor who gave me a check for $25 as a way to honor all the donors to all God’s works around the globe.  God bless you.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

tiny admiration

Admiring a Tiny Spider

A tiny spider’s silken bands,
No bigger than my freckled hands,
Caught the angle of the sun,
And thus my attention won.

Thank you tiny little friend,
For the amazing web you spin.
I pause your labor to admire,
Both design and craft do inspire!
JSM 

Friday, October 12, 2018

new friend

New Friend

I met a new friend,
A spiritual man,
As our minds conversed,
Our spirits shook hands!!!
JSM

eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Eph4.3

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

treasure

Treasure 

If your house caught fire and everyone was safe what one item would you rescue?

If you were loosing your memory and could only save one memory what would it be?

When I was a kid I had a little cigar box with all my treasures. What do you treasure?

Jesus said not to store treasure on earth but rather in heaven ....
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” http://esv.to/Matt6.21

Where is your heart??????????