I have a confession to make . . .

 . . . I didn’t watch the Olympics. At all. Oh, well, one night while we enjoyed fajitas at the local restaurant, their T.V. was on and we saw a couple of guys dive. They were good. But . . . . . . I felt my blood pressure rising and just decided to beContinue reading “I have a confession to make . . .”

Sunday Scriptures – Self Portrait

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. ButContinue reading “Sunday Scriptures – Self Portrait”

The Gift of the Blue Mail Box

We have not dwelt in this “neck of the woods” very long. However, when we first arrived, we learned of The Blue Mail Box. The Blue Mail Box is an actual place, marked on some maps. People in many surrounding towns could drive you straight to it because they know exactly what you mean whenContinue reading “The Gift of the Blue Mail Box”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Celebration

We recently went to the Garvin Gardens light display in Hot Springs, AR. It was beautiful, but outside of a brief nod to the Santa stuff, it was mostly not even about Christmas, let alone about the Nativity. Shown here is a water feature that includes a tree transformed by night in to a blueContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Celebration”

Denial, Excuses, and Folly, Oh No!

There sure are a lot of wrong theories and sayings about forgiveness out there, these days! Most people have heard them all, too many times. Still, although logic tells us something is wrong, we strain to forgive according to all the wrong theories we’ve heard. We cannot figure it out. Nothing seems to happen. SeveralContinue reading “Denial, Excuses, and Folly, Oh No!”

Denial, Excuses, and Folly, OH MY!

English: Cross in the village of Úsilné, České Budějovice District, Czech Republic with the writing ‘Blessed be the Lord Jesus Christ’. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) There sure are a lot of wrong theories and sayings about forgiveness out there, these days! Most people have heard them all, too many times. And although logic tells us somethingContinue reading “Denial, Excuses, and Folly, OH MY!”

An Anatomy of Pain – What in the World IS Forgiveness??

What Is Forgiveness? – The Word often depicts forgiveness as one of the most important teachings. But WHAT is it? Well, let’s start with what it is not. Forgiveness is NOT: Saying, “Oh, it’s okay.” You can only say this if no one did you wrong, if you wouldn’t mind if they did it again.Continue reading “An Anatomy of Pain – What in the World IS Forgiveness??”