She Came Crying, Begging, and Trembling…

It happened during our tiny tornado that passed over us and never did a bit of damage except for felling one oak tree in the woods. We saw the clouds coming. We knew the predicted danger was upon us. Watching it was like watching time-lapse photography. I’ve never seen clouds approach so fast. We were ready.Continue reading “She Came Crying, Begging, and Trembling…”

Do You Live with an Editor?

I can find anyone’s mistake. When folks misuse an adjective as an adverb, I mentally add, “-ly!” Yes, I mentally add the exclamation point; cannot let it go. When someone picks up the wrong fork for his salad, I have to concentrate on my own salad or I forget to eat it. When a wordContinue reading “Do You Live with an Editor?”

Wax Wanes

Sincerity The word “sincere” mean without wax. Really. Well, we use it to mean believability, but “sin-” means without and “cere” means wax. You see, long ago, when the best container for holding liquids was made of some sort of fired clay, of unknown quality and skill, it was totally easy to mess up and crack oneContinue reading “Wax Wanes”

Germ Warfare – 1

She was holding back tears of frustration. It had failed, again. Every time she’d tried to duplicate her mother’s lemon pie, all she could produce was lemon soup. She had asked her mother. The many possible explanations made her head swim. Were the eggs too small, too old, or too cold? Was the cornstarch under-ripe,Continue reading “Germ Warfare – 1”

The New/Old Hate Target

ABC-TV has decided that it can take direct aim at Christians with what amounts to hate speech. This is the premise of its new program GCB (which stands for Good Christian B****es). This program ridicules Christians, Christianity, the Bible, and Christian symbols in ways that would be unthinkable if aimed at any other religious group.Continue reading “The New/Old Hate Target”

God’s Dishonor Roll – What to Do, Part 2

Jesus knows we are weak. That is why He told the disciples, “I am going to send you what my Father has promised . . . ” Luke 2:49 The promise was the Holy Spirit. Let’s track this Holy Spirit from the beginning: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And theContinue reading “God’s Dishonor Roll – What to Do, Part 2”

Sunday Scriptures – Ready

Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, like men waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him. It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. I tell youContinue reading “Sunday Scriptures – Ready”