Sweet Aroma or Pungent Odor?

Sweet Aroma or Pungent Odor?

As a child I memorized this quirky little poem:The rain frizz and then it snewThe wind rizz and then it blewSpring has sprung the grass has rizz,I wonder where the flowers is? Spring is supposed to bring flowers with their bright colors and pleasant aromas. A...
Excited About Empty

Excited About Empty

I got into our car last week to make a trip out of town only to discover that the gas tank was nearly empty. I was not excited about empty. Recently I reached into a granola bar box only to realize that it was empty. I was not excited about empty. Empty is not usually...
Mercy in a Me-First Generation

Mercy in a Me-First Generation

It was just before my eighth-grade year when I had knee surgery, and as a result some of my assignments “fell through the cracks.” One of my delinquent assignments was for the toughest teacher in the junior high. I’d seen him delight in demeaning students for...
Resolution Responses

Resolution Responses

Christmas and the New Year have come and gone, and now we are told to set our sights on making 2019 the best year ever. In the proverbial wisdom of Rafiki from Disney’s ‘The Lion King,’ we are told, “Don’t live in the past. Learn from it!” Eat healthier, exercise...
Thanksgiving, Even in Tribulation

Thanksgiving, Even in Tribulation

At Thanksgiving our family shares the usual list of what we are thankful for—good health, family, the delicious food, and so on. Our list, while accurate, is often deficient. In 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Paul admonishes the believers—those who are “in Christ” by virtue of...