"If I fall along the way, pick me up and dust me off. If I get too tired to make it, be my breath so I can walk. If I need some other love, then give me more than I can stand. And when my smile gets old and faded...wait around I'll smile again!" "It... Continue Reading →
I'll be posting later today a much longer post, but I wanted to share a few quick thoughts with my "followers." I have a hard time thinking about people "following" me, but I suppose in a way I take on the role of your "leader" when I accept that you are my "followers." I also... Continue Reading →
I passed by a dime for the third time today. Alone on the steps, I made an attempt to say, "Why has this dime been here this whole time?" Dismayed, I picked up the dime. I always have time today.
The Lord knows the days of the blameless, and their heritage will remain forever; they are not put to shame in evil times; in the days of famine they have abundance. ... [there is a lot of baggage with this ellipse, but it isn't my point] The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way;... Continue Reading →
"That than which nothing greater can be thought." Anselm of Canterbury, Proslogion (1078) It occurred to me (as so often happens when I ponder over the reasons behind our problems), that I had never simplified my overall argument for the existence of God. Not to my satisfaction. Not to my mother's, apparently. Not to anyone's, unfortunately.... Continue Reading →
My defense to those who are interrogating me is as follows: have we no right to eat and drink!...Utter rubbish! Is it only myself [Paul] and Barnabas who have no right not to work! Whoever serves as a soldier and pays their own salary! Whoever plants a vineyard and doesn't eat the plants? Whoever is... Continue Reading →
The LORD is my shepherd; I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me to water in places of repose; He renews my life; He guides me in right paths as befits His name. Though I walk through a valley of deepest darkness, I fear no harm, for You are... Continue Reading →
"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness." Jeremiah the prophet, in Lamentations 3:22-23 (ESV) "He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised,... Continue Reading →