Taking Time to Be Thankful

We have time to eat turkey And time to have pie Time to watch football And for shopping on line But for the blessings of God Will they have time to say “Thanks” Or just time for politics And a film with Tom Hanks? But when Christ is the center Of all that we say…

He Watches Sparrows

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. Matthew 10:29 In Jesus’ day sparrows were common and held value only for what brief use anyone might have of them. Sometimes I have wondered, why Jesus tells us that God watches sparrows. After…

More Please!

He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?  Romans 8:32 ESV Most of us remember the scene from Oliver Twist as Oliver stands in line with a tin bowl in his hand waiting for someone to give…

A 2 Way Street

In our backyard is a lemon tree that loves to give fruit. Every year right after Christmas you will find it loaded with hundreds of lemons. No one has ever done any pruning spraying or fertilizing. It loves where it lives. I have discovered that its secret is in its flowers. Each year in early…

Honoring our Parents

What is honor and what does it mean to honor our parents? One way I have come to understand it is that honor is a combination in equal parts of love and respect. Honoring our parents means we can not love without respect and we should never respect without loving. Every week as I visit…