Sunday, February 16, 2020
Sunday, April 14, 2019
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
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!
Friday, October 12, 2018
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
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??????????
Monday, July 23, 2018
You choose your attitude!!!
“Even a cow has enough sense to eat the grass and leave the rocks.” Ken Jones
“Sour grapes I refuse”,
Gertrude the cow mooed.
She knew she could Choose,
Her own bovine Attitude.
Repetition of the theme.
Make your first thought one of thanksgiving!
Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! 1Chron16.8
And then sing a happy song!!! Yes, sing it out loud!
Sing to him, sing praises to him; 1Chron16.9
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Red Light, Green Light
I Am Free
To Be Me
We don’t always have freedom as to what activities we must engage in but we always have freedom in how we will engage in them. Take the example of a driver stopped at a red light. The driver must stop. It is the law of the land and a law of safety. The driver, though, is totally free to choose what he/she thinks about. And the is totally free to choose their attitude and thus their feelings. Those 120 seconds can add to the blessings of the day. Or those 120 seconds can produce a body chemistry of stress that hasten the day of death and ruin a beautiful day.
Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. esv Prov4.23