Category: lesson learned

of gentleness… and anvils

I’ve always wished I was one of those “soft” people. Not weak, of course. But tender. With no rough edges. The kind of person whose presence makes you feel calm. The kind of soft that responds carefully and with compassion, rather than jumping to…

this isn’t about me

I’ve never been a great multi-tasker. When I am deep in a project, like today when my head is completely immersed in James 5:7-9, the phone rings and it’s some salesman from a publishing company wanting my business, I get a little irritated. I’d…

Remnants and Stories

One of the most interesting aspects of my job involves remnants. It’s amazing what you find when you are cleaning and sorting through a church cabinet or closet. Everything from old bandages from a first aid kit to curriculum from 1987 to pictures of…

An Early Lenten Lesson

So, my first 5 days of Lent started out wonderful…. with me being sicker than a dog. I woke up Wednesday morning without a voice and by the afternoon I was so weak I could do little more than lay on the sofa and…

Commenting Policy

Sorry, everyone. Due to an unfortunate comment situation that happened yesterday, where some derogatory, inappropriate and very un-Christlike comments were made, I have now disabled anonymous comments, and enabled comment moderation. Not a big deal for most of you wonderful people who read this…

2007 – a look back

What I learned in 2007… HT to Barbara for the idea. I learned that God can change me, even when I least expect it. I learned that forgiveness isn’t about excusing the sin, it’s about saying the sin mattered, it hurt, and that I…

Elsewhere

Tony Myles over at don’t call me veronica has a great post today. He set aside the last 8 days in order to deepen his connection with God. And he had some surprising results. It’s rare for me to single out an individual blog…

Pick-a-little, talk-a-little

I was shopping at Target earlier and walking towards the check-out I spotted two women, probably in their earlier 40s. They were impeccably dressed and adorned with nice jewelry, both had the latest style of haircut; the epitome of a woman secure and happy…

Hash Browns and the Gospel

I’m procrastinating everything lately, and it’s not pretty. Unless it’s directly in my sight, taunting “finish me!” or “do this!” I’m simply ignoring it. I don’t know why, but what I’m discovering is that if I would simply do it I would save the…

Top Ten Myths About Christians – Part 2

Read Myths 10-6 here. Myth #5 You have to go to church to be a Christian. How does the old saying go? “Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in the garage makes you a car.” So what does…