Silly Goose!

 Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us. Romans 12:3 As a teen-ager I lived on a small farm for about two years….

Taking Advantage

Taking advantage of an opportunity sometimes goes down the wrong staircase. What begins as a bright possibility sometimes steps down to focusing on our own goals and forgetting people around us. From there sadly it is not such a giant leap to gently manipulating friends to get what we want. But Jesus, who had the…

God’s Grace in Humility

Two kinds of rabbits on my morning walk today. One behind the fence knows his limits and weaknesses and is quick to the burrow when danger comes by. The other on the outside and free goes wherever he wants leaving his home far behind. He is sure that since he is a rabbit that he…

Gentleness and Trust

I don’t much like storms and even less darkness. I hold on tight to life’s rudder fearing the creeping in of weakness. But God, who loves me more than He loves Himself knows every turn that lies ahead. Oh for just a bit more patience of Christ for there is no fear when I trust…

Riding on a Donkey

Then Jesus, when He had found a young donkey, sat on it; as it is written: “Fear not, daughter of Zion; Behold, your King is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt.  John 12:14-15 The fact that Jesus chose the most humble animal to ride as He entered Jerusalem gives me hope. Like the donkey most of us…