Archive for December 2009

The Most Sobering Reality...Is 5 Feet Away

A man I respect greatly often says, "The most sobering reality in the world today is that people are dying and going to hell today." I affirm this statement, but like so many creeds, statements, and rallying cries that we believe, it affects me much less than it should. Recently, the "sobering reality" statement became much more sobering to me.Read more ...

Published on December 12, 2009 at 5:35 am |

When the The Greatest Gift is to Receive

                BEING A GRACIOUS GIFT RECIPIENT--A PASTOR'S WIFE'S PERSPECTIVE

We've all been the recipient of "that gift". You know the one where for a split second you wonder about the judgment, possibly the sanity, of the giver? One occasion at our family Christmas unknowingly created funny family lore when a well-meaning family member marked their wrapped presents by using initials.  When my unsuspecting brother in law (who shares identical initials with me) unwrapped a Christian Fiction novel with some title incorporating words like 'Embrace' or 'Dreams' in the title, we all experienced intense awkwardness.  We all admired his restraint and decorum in working up a hardy dose of gratitude. The giver then snatched the gift from his hands and handed it to me with a  blush across her cheeks.Read more ...

Published on December 24, 2009 at 4:47 pm |

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