flashing lights… but no power of any substance

If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away all my possessions, and if I … Continue reading flashing lights… but no power of any substance

humbled by love on the sixth day of Christmas (if I didn’t love others, I would BE nothing)

If we really were getting multiple gifts to correspond with each day of Christmas (like “three french hens,” or “two turtle doves,” or “six geese a laying”), then today’s the day I’d have to pass on anything more, because Rebekah and I already have the number six covered, and then some. How appropriate that our wonderful daughter would send this photograph my way, just when … Continue reading humbled by love on the sixth day of Christmas (if I didn’t love others, I would BE nothing)

Love and intention – at The Melting Pot

This is not a “restaurant-review” blog; nor do I (often) succumb to my foodie tendencies and saturate social-media with photographs of every vaguely interesting morsel that crosses my path. However, Rebekah and I had such a good experience at The Melting Pot Tuesday evening that I have to share at least a taste of the story. It started at Christmas, when our daughter Naomi and her husband Craig … Continue reading Love and intention – at The Melting Pot

“For now we see through a glass, darkly” – death as a semi-colon;

For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. (1 Corinthians 13:12) Funerals/Memorial services almost always make a powerful impact on my mind and my spirit. This was especially true Monday evening, when the sanctuary at our church was packed to capacity … Continue reading “For now we see through a glass, darkly” – death as a semi-colon;

two weddings and a great story (the greatest ever told)…

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. This weekend I attended two weddings. Two simple ceremonies designed to launch the beginnings … Continue reading two weddings and a great story (the greatest ever told)…