the testing of boundaries

the testing of boundaries

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16.11 (ESV) Five weeks after total knee replacement and my therapist thinks I’m doing great, but it’s hard work, and I...
a heart set on a different fortune

a heart set on a different fortune

    If you follow Jesus only because he makes life easy now, it will look to the world as though you really love what they love, and Jesus just happens to provide it for you. But if you suffer with Jesus in the pathway of love because he is your supreme treasure, then...
what are we waiting for?

what are we waiting for?

I almost missed it, but it’s been one of those weeks, and the very last proverbial bump-in-the-road is a 2-inch incision with eleven stitches across the back of my shoulder. Rest and don’t get hot and sweaty, the doctor tells me. Down here at the edge of the hot and...
to be deceived by beauty

to be deceived by beauty

They are those who hear the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. Mark 4:18-19 (ESV) I’m aware of the deception, but I make no effort to resist....