Today I spoke my mind—and heart to God.   I’ve been reading Job and I liked how he just told God, straight out, how he felt.   “Oh that I might have my request,     and that God would fulfill my hope, that it would please God to crush me,     that he would let loose his hand and cut me off! This would be my comfort;     I would even exult in pain unsparing,     for I… Read More

Originally posted on Morning Story and Dilbert:
Vintage DilbertOctober 30, 2014 Anthony Burgess was 40 when he learned that he had only one year to live. He had a brain tumor that would kill him within a year. He know he had a battle on his hands. He was completely broke at the time, and he didn’t have anything to leave behind for his wife, Lynne, soon to be a window. Burgess…

   How do you handle paper clutter???   Before I went to Africa I stuck a big pile of papers in the super-deep bottom drawer of my desk.  Now 3 months later I’m looking through those papers and they still defy organization.  I suppose I could get 127 manilla folders and put 1 sheet in each, but that doesn’t seem to like a real improvement over my current ‘piling system’. Then I… Read More

  What’s the old news adage; if it bleeds, it leads?   About 25 years ago a journalist named Eric Pooley first commented on the disturbing trend he had noticed in local news. Returning from nine weeks of ministry in small villages throughout Ghana, West Africa—this is one of my first thoughts as I return: Literally no news is good news! Local, National, and World News are full of Bad News. The good… Read More

When I’m in Africa I teach the Bible almost every day, but when I’m home I write, well, I blog.   It’s harder than I thought it would be, but it’s also more fun than it sounds. Sometimes I run into a friend I haven’t seen in awhile. When she asks what I’ve been doing and I answer ‘blogging’, she looks at me like I just said, “I’ve been eating bugs”, or… Read More

Originally posted on I didn't have my glasses on….:
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  You have two options in life:  March to the beat of your own drum or NOT.   For a country obsessed with ‘selfies’ we are a people terrified of being ourselves. What if my friends don’t like my hair, my shoes, my furniture? Easy, get new friends. We’re constantly fluctuating between finding ourselves and reinventing ourselves. Let’s make up our minds and just get on with being what we are and… Read More

You could say being a submissive wife is Retro, but most people, most American women anyway would say it’s a throwback to the Cavemen era or at least the Mad Men era.   I mean, we’re in a new millennium, a whole new era has dawned for women. Hillary Clinton may become the next President of the United States!!! Everything has changed. Or has it, have we? Or are we as people,… Read More

Originally posted on Licht Years:
we seem to have gone right from summer to fall weather over the weekend although the sun was warm, the air was fresh and crisp perfect for apple picking and warm apple cider donuts

Are your thoughts like these crates when you start to pray? There’s a little order, a few coherent sentences, but then they start tumbling down into your To Do List, or what someone said about your new hair cut, or what to make for dinner. Prayer is conversation with God; listening to Him as we read His word, or as the Spirit speaks in the stillness of our own hearts and then… Read More


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