Simply flying the Christian flag does not make rude people civil, mean people nice, angry folk peaceable, crude folk polite, jealous people generous, unhappy folk joyful, selfish people unselfish, or arrogant folk humble.
I’ve been struck this week by how complex and varied North Carolina is this time of the year. Sunday afternoon the temps reached 81-degrees, Monday night featured a good freeze, Wednesday was the more typical wintery 45 and rainy, then – today at 10:00 in the morning – it’s a … Continue Reading 10-photo Thursday
Today I’ll be sharing two posts: This first is an invitation to participate in an initiative of gratitude that will change your life and the lives of those around you. The second (sometime this afternoon) comes in response to a question about divorce. THE GRATITUDE INITIATIVE: As God’s chosen ones, … Continue Reading proposing a gratitude initiative
Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, … Continue Reading Gratitude is the very best conversation starter #ThanksgivingFeast
today – and all vacation long – Rebekah and I are resting in the blessing of this life together.
As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. – Colossians 3:12 There’s some strange logic afoot this year in the world of “presidential” politics. Sometimes I wonder if it’s really all as random and off-the-wall as it sounds – or instead maybe … Continue Reading this post is politically incorrect (but still has good manners) #election2016
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. – Colossians 3:17 Yesterday, Scout Labradoodle turned ten. According to the “Pedigree Dog Age Calculator,” that makes her the equivalent of 75 human … Continue Reading learning from the labradoodle #Lifeisgood!
“Whatever you do work at it with all your heart as working for the Lord, not for people.” (Colossians 3:23) Today we’re celebrating Rebekah’s birthday. The official day is Saturday, but we will be driving all day so I proposed a quiet celebration at home, with absolutely-whatever-in-the-world-Rebekah-wants-me-to-cook on the menu … Continue Reading whatever you do, work at it with all your heart… (Colossians 3)
(I’m breaking my “one-post-per-day” routine to comment on this breaking story out of Charleston, SC. It is a terrible situation that I wish I didn’t need to address; but this is the kind of story we ignore at our peril.) Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you … Continue Reading an act of terror against the witness of love
Today, with Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany in the rear-view mirror, the “Christian Year” moves into what is known as “Ordinary Time; ” it lasts until Ash Wednesday, which – this year – falls on February 18. So why would anyone care? Or, more importantly, why would this be of any … Continue Reading on being extraordinary people during “ordinary time”