Does the Bible Earn YOUR Seal of Approval?

             I enjoy perusing official stamps & seals. Vast consumerism has led to so many different kinds. One of the most interesting is the one on the gas pump. Check it out the next time you buy gasoline. The designs in the marks catch my attention. Swirls and scalloped edges in particular.Continue reading “Does the Bible Earn YOUR Seal of Approval?”

A Sign of the Times

When I saw the video of Thamsanqa Jantjie, the mentally challenged signer at President Nelson Mandela’s December 10, 2013 memorial, I chuckled hard! It was clear that whatever Mr. Jantjie was dong, it was not real or truly skillful Sign Language. However, Mr. Jantjie accomplished what he set out to do. He accomplished infamy! DeficitsContinue reading “A Sign of the Times”

Perfect Love Brings About …

              I imagined the backdrop for the Living Nativity without thought for the rest of the manger. Once it was decided that a full manger was needed, I thought simple pimple! Let’s just use a barbecue canopy frame; a few palm branches and Voilà – a manger scene. Not soContinue reading “Perfect Love Brings About …”

“Take Knowledge!” or Journal

“Take Knowledge!” or Journal Keeping a journal was recommended to me by a therapist many years ago. Since then I have heard learned speakers encourage the same. One day, I heard a lady teacher say she journals on paper scraps and napkins in restaurants and I knew it was for me. I highly recommend itContinue reading ““Take Knowledge!” or Journal”

Growth in Grace

Life is like an onion, no change without tears… Growth in Grace “Come up hither, and I will shew thee things.” Revelation 4:1b Oswald Chambers (1874-1917), a 20th century British Baptist evangelist, chaplain, and educator, was known for his dynamic thoughts. His spirited ideas led many to understand the necessity of Bible teaching. Chambers’ legacyContinue reading “Growth in Grace”

Balance Me Jesus

      My Dearest Friend,  Your recent post nailed me and I cannot recoil against the truth in your rebuke. It is to my own shame that cowardice is my new black. Let this gown be removed, O LORD! I do not want to live my life ashamed to be who Creator GOD madeContinue reading “Balance Me Jesus”

Culture and Other Things

        Went to a special cultural event yesterday where a free qiqong demo was offered. Ranks right up there with yoga, tai chi and so on, I thought. I enjoyed the time and used it to worship Almighty GOD and pray. Occurred to me, is this kind of thing okay with YouContinue reading “Culture and Other Things”

Marriage on the Road to Damascus

Life in Southern California predisposes you to seemingly endless travel on a myriad of highways, byways and other ways. In a long car ride a question will likely arise, “Is GOD trying to tell me something?” This is my experience. I have the good pleasure (?) to carpool with my spouse, whom I love dearly,Continue reading “Marriage on the Road to Damascus”

Stray Syringes and Ink Pens

Stray Syringes and Ink Pens Nursing is one of those GOD-given gigs that will keep you knowing you have no control. From the moment I step into my workplace, I succumb to the laundry list of prep work, e-mail responses and things to do. In the midst of the third patient care process of theContinue reading “Stray Syringes and Ink Pens”

Purpose & Plastic Eggs

As Easter Sunday approaches, colorful plastic eggs are rolled out by the dozens, candy makers stock and restock market shelves while fresh grass is fabricated in rainbow colors. In the middle of all the hustle and shuffle I find myself useless, with no real purpose on this planet.  I look around and it seems like everyContinue reading “Purpose & Plastic Eggs”