Love in the First Degree

To this day when my grandchildren or my children say I love you I respond with I love you more. When my grandchildren were smaller it became a game of who could expound their love the most. It went something like this. “I love you!” “I love you more!” “I love you all the way […]

It’s Sowtime!

It’s Sowtime! Spring is in the air. It’s time to sow seeds, plant flowers and wait as the earth springs forth the beauty of all your hard labor. Only problem I have is that I’m not very good at the planting or the waiting. I’ve killed cactus because of too much water and pansies because […]

What’s Passion Got to Do With It?

  Several years back a group of ladies and I went to see the movie, “The Passion of Christ.” Before the movie someone had asked what they meant by the “passion” of Christ.   I walked away from the  movie with pictures etched into my heart of a love born from the heart of God that […]

Leave a Message at the Beep?

Today I was thinking back to a time when I tearfully watched on as a police officer was laid to rest.  He was shot and killed while protecting the streets of a city where oftentimes you’re not even sure who is friend and who is foe.  There is so much to learn from these men […]

Do you measure up?

I recently learned that in ancient marketplaces  a merchant would measure out grain by pouring it into one pan of a hanging scale until it swings level with the weighted side.  Shopkeepers who were friendly would give a little extra, letting the pans tilt past the balance point.  So with that in mind read Luke […]

What’s Forgiveness Got to Do With it?

We waste so much of this short life bearing grudges and holding back forgiveness from those who have hurt us.  I even heard someone say once that they had forgiven someone 490 times and that biblically (Matthew 18:22)  they were okay and did not have to forgive them anymore.  My mom gave me to my grandmother when […]