Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Watching our three very different dogs’ natural behavior, it occured to me how much we humans are like that One peed in theContinue reading “Choose Wisely – Problem or Solution”
I thought to myself, that looks pretty and fun, why not learn a new skill. The videos made it look like something I might enjoy, then the books seemed very helpful. Then my new beginner calligraphy set was enticingly cute. I quickly discovered what a clueless beginner I am. But I am not a quitter,Continue reading “Calligraphy”
Our focus belongs on God’s steadfast love and mercy, rather than the ever-changing values and troubles of society and the world. It can be hard sometimes, especially when those near us devalue your faith. Take heart, you are in excellent company. “You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be veryContinue reading “Be Encouraged, Take Heart”
What Is Class?. Please visit this gentleman’s WordPress blog, to read his tribute to his father-in-law’s good words to his daughters. “Class never runs scared. It is sure-footed and confident in the knowledge that you can meet life head on and handle whatever comes along. Jacob had it. Esau didn’t. Symbolically, we can look toContinue reading “What Is Class?”
Pain is often more pronounced during any holiday season. Be sensitive to people you know, listen more than talk, really hear and care – without criticizing or insisting that they’re wrong, or offering unsolicited advice. We can do better, be better, caring about difficult people, the ones who make us feel uncomfortable. Take time toContinue reading “Holiday Sadness – Oxymoron?”
It is good to value authentic and respectful dialogue between those with different faith traditions, beliefs and practices. With that in mind, in your daily life, what kinds of interactions / opportunities do you encounter – to hear and be heard by those who are different (a little or a lot) from you?