Oh I forgive you, but I’m still going to make you pay.

Not long before she died in 1988, in a moment of surprising candor in television, Marghanita Laski, one of our best-known secular humanists and novelists, said, "What I envy most about you Christians is your forgiveness; I have nobody to forgive me." John Stott in The Contemporary Christian. You've blown it and you know it. Rather [...]

Gammy’s Gardens

My mother is an artist and even though she has not picked up a brush since the day her father died, she still creates. Her artwork is evident in her quilts, and especially in her gardens. Gammy (as my boys call her) always seems happiest in her garden, and with results like these, who wouldn't [...]

My view this week

Loaded down with expectations and yet calmed by the sound of the surf, I am reminded that life as well as my state of mind is about choices. Covered by Christ, I am able to choose joy. Granted with a view like this, who wouldn't? We've had a few bumps this week. Happy as I [...]

Jesus wants the rose. AMEN! — Matt Chandler Clip

I know I said I was going offline for a bit, however, a friend shared this on Facebook today and had to share it. I've never heard of Matt Chandler before, but he's right.  Jesus wants the rose. This is exactly where I'm at right now with the church as a whole. Some of you [...]