Being With

The Positive Example of Job’s Friends In Job. 2:11-13, the Bible introduces us to Job’s friends. Here is what the Bible says they did: “Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this adversity that had come upon him, each one came from his own place—Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. […]

Grief

Grief! Recently a parent whose son died unexpectedly, wrote “Finding a new life without you is the most difficult thing I’ve ever been through.” As I wrote yesterday, this type of unexpectedly, living afterwards challenges all that we believe. Later this same parent wrote, “Each day is a struggle, but I believe it’s the support […]

A Time

                                                   Hard To Hear and Write Yesterday at church a father spoke about the unexpected death of his 9 year old daughter, Grace. The death of any person touches many. The unexpected death penetrates the soul. The unexpected death of a nine year burns to the core of a parent! This event far out distances […]

The Day After

Flowers, roses, cards, candy, special meals, and traditions. These items, and many more, characterize Valentine’s Day! Though this piece is one day late, hopefully those items did arrive yesterday. While the affection and emotion of “love,” emerges on that day, the act and choice to “love” lives every day! The day after that one day, […]

The Lorax

In an AP Human Geography yesterday the class watch the move The Lorax. For those not familiar with the move, it is a story in which one person comes up with an invention which brings riches to him. The cost of his success escalated in the loss of all trees and complete destruction of the […]

Subtle

The quiet voice, the softly spoken word attracts attention, touches the heart, and opens the spirit to wisdom. While the booming voice, which bellows out commands or curses, certainly grabs our attention for the moment, this often will turn us off. As a sage wrote in Psalm 37:30 “The mouth of the honest person murmurs […]

Light

In the quiet of the evening, just at the moment of sunset, the voice of silence speaks. In the rustle of early morning, at the moment of sunrise, a voice rises from the silence of the night. When I was in college I, along with a group of my buddies, went camping, sleeping out at […]