What Do You Love?

Colossians 3: If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. Matthew 22: 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with…

Stop the Noise!

I almost missed the sound as I drove by the church, but then the refrain just barely caught my ear.  I rolled down my window to see if I could identify the tune, but the noise of the cars kept coming, frustrating me that I couldn’t hear well enough. I wanted to listen – to…

You Are Here

“Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” Mother Teresa Some days the struggle is real.  We bounce from task to task or city to city or perhaps just room to room, keeping up, producing, achieving, looking for place. Recently, in the Memphis airport I came across a…

How Long?

Joshua 18:3 And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, How long are ye slack to go to possess the land, which the Lord God of your fathers hath given you? God had brought the Israelites out of Egypt.  He had preserved them through the wilderness.  He had prepared and called them into the Promised Land, and He…

Rest Assured

The crackle of thunder slowly intensified as I read to my sleepy granddaughter.  Her eyelids drooped lower as the storm drew nearer, and soon soft, even breaths let me know she was asleep in my arms.  When the worst of the storm arrived, the drumroll of thunder was impressive.  Lightning struck a nearby tree, splintering…

Send Down the Rain!

Back porch chimes signaled the quickening breeze as the storm approached.  The plants, arid and dusty from the long drought, seemed to sense the coming refreshment.  Cooler air lifted my spirits as I waited with anticipation for the first drops to fall.  Finally, rain. I take for granted the abundance of water in my life…

What’s Your Name?

Ask any substitute teacher – names are powerful tools.  Students act differently when they believe they are acting anonymously.  Call one by name, and all of a sudden, the atmosphere changes. And I beg to differ with Mr. Shakespeare’s statement “What’s in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would…