Living in the present, looking forward to…

As Jack and I were driving home late last evening, we both noticed that our conversation was not very uplifting. We were sort of randomly talking about some long-standing difficulties with a couple of family members, the recent illness of a good friend, and how another friend (that we had just run into) didn't seem… Continue reading Living in the present, looking forward to…

Don’t just do something, sit there!

I grew up in a household of rushers. I don't remember ever seeing my mother sit down and just relax, or simply appreciate doing nothing. If my father wasn't reading (usually the newspaper) or watching TV, he didn't sit either. Sitting and relaxing were suspicious activities, often met with the words, "If you don't have… Continue reading Don’t just do something, sit there!

Gleaning (what words do we pick out…and remember?)

We watched a National Geographic documentary last night called, The Wildest Dream. It's the true story of George Mallory, a mountain climber who died on Everest in the 1920's. I've always liked stories and films about Mt. Everest, but what really grabbed me about this film, was the reaction of Ruth Mallory when she was… Continue reading Gleaning (what words do we pick out…and remember?)

A special enterprise of God

I went to the eye doctor yesterday. I had broken a blood vessel in the same place last October and it seemed too odd not to have it checked out by someone who knew more about eyes than I did. I liked the doctor that examined me from the moment I met him. He was… Continue reading A special enterprise of God