Live like you mean it! Because God certainly meant something when we were created! Wednesday my men’s Bible study enjoyed a discussion around the story Jesus told about the guy who buried his talent instead of putting it to work for God (Matthew 25:14-28). We talked about the various gifts … Continue Reading more about living like we mean it (because God certainly meant something when we were created)
What if all Christians lived their faith out loud? if people of faith freely embraced the deep joy of knowing God? and if followers of Jesus let the Good News spill out and all over, without being preachy but just letting love have its way?
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it! – Psalm 118:24 This – above – is the view from my study window this morning. Misty, cold, melted snow, leftover slush, the promise of rain, messy. The vista is shrouded in clammy winter … Continue Reading Making Ordinary Time Extraordinary!
Wow! So yesterday’s post on Trump and Clinton prompted an unprecedented volume of response. Readers seem to be genuinely motivated to think seriously about how we can engage the challenge to be more positive in the throes of such an uncivil election (see, Please consider this about Trump/Clinton). So Friday morning, unaware … Continue Reading embracing the value of struggle in growth
When he entered the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to him, “Yes, Lord.” Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you.” And … Continue Reading something else kicks into play when you give everything
But you are his chosen people, the King’s priests. You are a holy nation, people who belong to God. He chose you to tell about the wonderful things he has done. He brought you out of the darkness of sin into his wonderful light. In the past you were not … Continue Reading turning 60, on the edge of my seat with anticipation!
So this is how my brain works: “Ooooo, It’s Saturday morning; it’s not even seven o’clock; it’s as cold as the summit of Mt Washington outside; the dog won’t even get up. I think I’ll drive to the church for some Bible-study with the guys!” I know! Sounds crazy, doesn’t … Continue Reading DTR – Define The Relationship
Every once in a while, I surprise myself. Mostly, it’s a good surprise, like getting in touch with a gift I never knew that I had, or pulling off something especially challenging. Then, once in a while, it’s more of a “gosh-darn,” or falling short in some way. This time … Continue Reading 57, going on 114
nce in a while, I like to write about food. Not so much because I’m a “foodie” and a fairly decent cook, as to illustrate the principle of “gourmet living” that’s such a key part of my 10 Life-Charged Words initiative. Simply put, excellence is the best antidote to excess. I’ve … Continue Reading A new recipe for “Living Like You Mean It” (sesame-ginger shrimp on rice)
Okay, foodie peeps, this post is for you! Yesterday, Rebekah and I went out to lunch with Lynn Oakley Marx, one of her great friends from growing up. Lynn and her husband, Randy, live in Richmond, but Lynn periodically heads this way to visit her mom in Sun City. Lynn’s … Continue Reading live forward (one for the foodies – Oakley’s Grille)