celebrating 65 years of faith and commitment!

Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. – Colossians 3:12-14 Sixty-five years ago today, … Continue reading celebrating 65 years of faith and commitment!

10-photo Thursday

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 picture perfect 41-degrees with brilliant sunshine. It’s easy to forget that “average” regional temperatures are nothing … Continue reading 10-photo Thursday

proposing a gratitude initiative

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, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one … Continue reading proposing a gratitude initiative

Gratitude is the very best conversation starter #ThanksgivingFeast

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, giving thanks through him to God the Father. – Colossians 3:16-17 It was a hard … Continue reading Gratitude is the very best conversation starter #ThanksgivingFeast

this post is politically incorrect (but still has good manners) #election2016

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 so carefully orchestrated that we’re conveniently missing the fact that it’s carefully orchestrated.  One prime … Continue reading this post is politically incorrect (but still has good manners) #election2016

some alternative thoughts from all the bizarreitude…

In all the work you are given, do the best you can. Work as though you are working for the Lord, not any earthly master. – Colossians 3:23 Social Media Network This morning, while the entire social media network seems intent on jumping into some controversy or other, I think I’ll take a pass. Yes, it’s the Republican National Convention this week; and, yes, there’s … Continue reading some alternative thoughts from all the bizarreitude…

learning from the labradoodle #Lifeisgood!

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 years. She’s officially a “senior” dog with all the rights, privileges, and responsibilities appertaining – not … Continue reading learning from the labradoodle #Lifeisgood!