Smelling The Flowers (Joy!)

Smelling The Flowers (Joy!)

Yes, I know, take time to “smell the flowers” may be a tired cliche, but like most familiar sayings, they are repeated often because they resonate with us, strike a need, a hunger, desire, wish, longing, or experience common to being human. If this is...
Walking by the Spirit

Walking by the Spirit

I’m sure you’ve heard sermons, read books, and heard teaching on “walking by the Spirit”. While cognitively I might grasp this, experientially, I seem to forget as I slip back into a performance mode motivated and animated, not by the Spirit of...
WAITING

WAITING

So, what connotations does the word “wait” have for you? Is it mostly positive, negative, or neutral? I may be wrong, but I am guessing for many of us (most of us?), the word, and especially the act of waiting leans more toward the negative. Honestly, I...
Walking in the Rain

Walking in the Rain

Like many of you, I like to walk. And, when I have the time, walking, combined with a multi-day backpacking trek, is my favorite way of padding my pedometer.  Years ago, I learned from a seasoned hiker, that if you are out on a trail for more than a week, you...
He’s Alive and I’m Forgiven

He’s Alive and I’m Forgiven

The Title to this brief blog comes from an old song by Don Francisco with the title, “He’s Alive”. My younger readers have probably never heard of this particular artist, but he was kind of a big deal when I was a new Christian. His song,...
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