To Be Brave and Full of Faith

In the book Voyage of the Dawn Treader, C.S. Lewis writes of Reepicheep. He is a mouse of exceptional courage and with a strong faith. People seem to always misunderstand a talking mouse, especially one who dresses like a swashbuckler. He is determined to reach the utter east and join the Lion, Aslan (a type of […]

Proximity is Your Choice

23″Nevertheless, I am continually with you;    you hold my right hand. 24You guide me with your counsel,    and afterward you will receive me to glory. 25 Whom have I in heaven but you?    And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. 26 My flesh and my heart may fail,    but God is […]

Notice Leah’s Eyes, [Handicaps]

Stuck in the wonderful convolutions of scripture we can start a great study of Leah and her sister Rachel. These two daughters of Laban have become Jacob’s wives. Now, we may question this polygamy when all we know is monogamy. These kind of decisions may be criticized and even outright challenged, but we will change […]

Being Honest As I Can

 “So stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body.” Ephesians 4:25, NLT I intend to be simple.  I am worried and distressed by my own confusion and a simple disorientation about my own detachment to what is spiritual.  I confess a trust in Him, but am wary […]

The Epiphany of the Red Shoes

  A few months ago, my morning routine had taken me outside on our deck.  I just sat and was soaking up the first rays and drinking a cup of coffee.  My mind usually flits about; and I think about many different things.  I’d like to say that at least some are engaged with challenging issues.  But most though […]