Welcomed or not?

Have you any ever been anywhere you realized that you might not be welcomed? Probably so. Take a moment and reflect. You likely recall those feelings of doubt, uncertainty, and rejection… Not a very pleasant experience! I remember walking unexpectedly into a meeting of some folks plotting against me… It was eerie and very uncomfortableRead more

“Switching hats…”

When you have more time than money or even if you have neither money nor time, you sometimes must switch roles. For instance, I would occasionally receive a phone call from my wife advising me of a crisis at home. Usually, it was more urgent than critical. Maybe the car wouldn’t start, or the sinkRead more

Comfort

Where you go to find comfort? This is an important issue. People attempt to find comfort in a great variety of places. Some try alcohol or drugs. Others try sex or pornography. More respectable sources of comfort might include, family, spouse, or perhaps money, power, physical appearance or skill. The list goes on but byRead more

What’s the difference?

What’s the difference between “I will be with you…” And “you are with me…” In my last blog post (Scared), I told of a so-called “near-death experience” which I had in the hospital, not long after my neck injury. As I struggled to “hang on,” precious promises of Scripture flooded my mind. Many of theseRead more

Scared?

Scared? I once asked the little boy if he had ever prayed. He quickly responded with, “yes.” Then he told me that he was riding his bike down the big hill on a bumpy road when his brakes failed. As he was about to lose control, he “prayed to God for help.” He was “scaredRead more

Refreshments are served…

I’m a big guy and, due to my paralysis/quadriplegia, I require “high maintenance.” That is, it takes a lot of work to keep me going. In my “perfect world,” the Veterans Administration hires healthcare agencies for assistance with my care. For several (poor) reasons, however, the healthcare aides have not been supplied (again) for aboutRead more

Wintry mix or Green pastures and still waters…?

It’s nasty outside today. I hear hail or freezing rain bouncing off my window. It’s cold, damp and dreary. My heart, however, doesn’t have to be that way. “He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside the still waters.” The first warm days of spring mark the passing of the wintryRead more

Wait a minute! I wanted to tell you something else…

Wait a minute! I wanted to tell you something else… I didn’t have time to tell you something very important. Last time, we were considering Psalm 23.1: The LORD is my Shepherd. We briefly considered the name and character of the LORD. We also thought about the idea of Shepherd in the Bible, especially JesusRead more

Oops! My bad…

  My last post had to do with Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving Day. Due to an administrative error on Facebook (interpreted: I goofed), the post included only a part of my introduction and none of the substance which I intended. Thus, in an effort to rectify this, I include it now. Another post on Psalm 23Read more

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day.   Today is Thanksgiving Day. Today is a day to reflect and to thank God for the great many blessings he has graciously given to us. There are many things for which we could and should give thanks: spouses, children, family, friends, church, country, benefits and blessings individually given and received, opportunities, answersRead more