“Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation.”Hebrews 11:2 Look! Shoes! Two of them, in fact! You don’t seem suitably impressed. Let’s try this again. I’ve been stuck in a cast boot for months. I’ve been hobbling and unable to handle much movement. So on a recent road tripContinue reading “Baby Steps”
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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”
“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”
“But Naaman became angry and stalked away. “I thought he would certainly come out to meet me!” he said. “I expected him to wave his hand over the leprosy and call on the name of the Lord his God and heal me!”2 Kings 5:11 But I thought – Sigh. I thought I’d be walking withoutContinue reading “Great Expectations”
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”
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!”
Feeling the Love
“But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.”Romans 5:8 The heavy fog every night lately has done wonders for the view in these parts. Magical feathers of rime frost, built layer upon layer, have turned the landscape into a winter wonderland toContinue reading “Feeling the Love”
What Do You Want From Me?
“Jesus told them, “This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent.””John 6:29 I was cleaning up from a busy day at school with my Littles – setting things straight for another full day of learning ahead on the morrow – when I caught sight of BabyContinue reading “What Do You Want From Me?”
“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”
“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”