I Didn’t Mean To!

“For the honor of your name, O Lord, forgive my many, many sins.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭25‬:‭11‬ ‭ I found these today. Aphids, hanging around on the bottom of a cyclamen leaf, convinced they had an open invitation to be there. They didn’t. So I grabbed my trusty yellow bottle. End All, a safe way to treat unwantedContinue reading “I Didn’t Mean To!”

Resurrection

“But there is an order to this resurrection: Christ was raised as the first of the harvest; then all who belong to Christ will be raised when he comes back.”‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15‬:‭23‬ ‭ It’s resurrection time! Don’t look at me in that tone of voice. I mean it. If you don’t believe me, just lookContinue reading “Resurrection”

Tales from the Crip

“This disciple is the one who testifies to these events and has recorded them here. And we know that his account of these things is accurate.”‭‭John‬ ‭21‬:‭24‬ ‭ It’s been a long haul. Appointments, visits with strangers while waiting for said appointments, technicians, kindness from total strangers, oddities while maneuvering in awkward situations, an immediateContinue reading “Tales from the Crip”

Sloth Mode

“Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.”‭‭James‬ ‭1‬:‭19‬ ‭ In a world with a propensity to value speed, the lowly sloth gets a bad rap. Warp speed. High speed. Nitrous boosts. Mach 1. Be efficient, work at full throttle, go,Continue reading “Sloth Mode”

Without a Leg to Stand On

“But as for me, I almost lost my footing. My feet were slipping, and I was almost gone. For I envied the proud when I saw them prosper despite their wickedness. They seem to live such painless lives; their bodies are so healthy and strong. They don’t have troubles like other people; they’re not plaguedContinue reading “Without a Leg to Stand On”

Standing on My Own Two Feet

“With all these things in mind, dear brothers and sisters, stand firm and keep a strong grip on the teaching we passed on to you both in person and by letter.”‭‭2 Thessalonians‬ ‭2‬:‭15‬ ‭ Boy, is that an underrated event. Standing, I mean. Two feet, planted on a solid foundation, bearing the weight of theContinue reading “Standing on My Own Two Feet”

Effort

“In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone.”‭‭2 Peter‬Continue reading “Effort”

Dark Corners

“If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life will be radiant, as though a floodlight were filling you with light.””‭‭Luke‬ ‭11‬:‭36‬ ‭ It seemed clean enough. By that, I mean I hadn’t noticed anything out of the ordinary. But now, with the light coming in at that angle, IContinue reading “Dark Corners”

Get a Whiff of That!

“And as soon as they landed, they left everything and followed Jesus.”‭‭Luke‬ ‭5‬:‭11‬ ‭ Pee-yew! Yeah. That’s pretty rank. The garbage, I mean. Oh, I’m well aware that garbage in general, by its very definition, is a smelly and revolting mess. But this got my attention, let me tell you. As a rule, when weContinue reading “Get a Whiff of That!”

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”