The Hobbler

“Then Elijah stood in front of them and said, “How much longer will you waver, hobbling between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him! But if Baal is God, then follow him!” But the people were completely silent.”‭‭1 Kings‬ ‭18‬:‭21‬ ‭ Kch, kch, kch. To the stove, to put the pan on theContinue reading “The Hobbler”

Accessibility

“Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.”‭‭Romans‬ ‭5‬:‭2‬ ‭ Just before Christmas I enrolled in a new course. It was a surprise, last minute addition to my goals of lifelong learning. Because ofContinue reading “Accessibility”

Rime Time

“After the wise men were gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up! Flee to Egypt with the child and his mother,” the angel said. “Stay there until I tell you to return, because Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.””‭‭Matthew‬ ‭2‬:‭13‬ ‭ Conditions haveContinue reading “Rime Time”

Name Changer

“And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.””‭‭Matthew‬ ‭1‬:‭21‬ ‭ I never knew until I had kids what a big deal it is. I mean, you’re trying to include both families. You’re dealing with another human (your partner) who has absolutelyContinue reading “Name Changer”

The Tuner

“O Lord, do good to those who are good, whose hearts are in tune with you.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭125‬:‭4‬ ‭ “So what are you doing now?” I asked. Be careful what you ask for. He spoke as he worked. But I don’t think it was English. It was a lot of numbers. And Hertz. Wavelengths, and vibrations,Continue reading “The Tuner”

All in the Eyes of the Tea Maker

“For the despondent, every day brings trouble; for the happy heart, life is a continual feast.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭15‬:‭15‬ ‭ My tea experiences lately have been rather – instructive. See, a few days ago, I was sitting in a coffee shop with my Mister and my daughter. A steaming Kashmiri chai was before me. Good company, goodContinue reading “All in the Eyes of the Tea Maker”

Dark Days

“You light a lamp for me. The Lord, my God, lights up my darkness.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭18‬:‭28‬ We are in dark days. And they are just going to get darker. Literally. The coming of the winter solstice means darkness gets the upper hand at these latitudes. Day-length shrinks dramatically. We wake up in the dark, and comeContinue reading “Dark Days”

Reflections

“Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect your decrees!”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119‬:‭5‬ ‭ Idyllic. Not many of life’s moments are that, if you haven’t noticed yet. This one was one of those that make you catch your breath because you know you are in the presence of the holy. The wind was negligible. The tamaracks were nearingContinue reading “Reflections”

Change

“He will take our weak mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like his own, using the same power with which he will bring everything under his control.”‭‭Philippians‬ ‭3:21‬ ‭ Change. It’s in the air. It’s in the way the days are shrinking short. It’s in the smell of dust and grain warmed byContinue reading “Change”

Running Over and Poured Into Your Lap

“Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.””‭‭Luke‬ ‭6:38‬ Frost was predicted. It was time. To pick grapes, that is. With frost comes damageContinue reading “Running Over and Poured Into Your Lap”