GOD USES UNUSUAL PEOPLE

He has such a personality, and his ability to communicate is beyond the normal; wow!”  You meet another who you are convinced: “What a “nice” individual!  However, I doubt that he or she will get far in life.” Try reading Exodus 3:13, 14 “But Moses said to God, ‘Who am I, that I should goContinue reading “GOD USES UNUSUAL PEOPLE”

ADDING/SCATTERING

A large portion of my growing up days was in a house attached to a Lighthouse.  It made for interesting times.  Perhaps the most exciting of times, when a hurricane would “invade” the Island! To describe all of the times would be unnecessary, because there was much that was alike, but not always.  The winds,Continue reading “ADDING/SCATTERING”

TOO PROUD TO ASK

Over the years a preacher is approached with all types of questions, sometimes they are legitimate, and other times they come from pre-conceived ideas.  When they originate I try to determine the apparent legitimacy; or is it for the purpose of arguing.  I hate debating, and thus I find myself in a defensive mode, evenContinue reading “TOO PROUD TO ASK”

HARVESTING

Lying on the table in the surgical room, an assistant to the surgical doctor introduced herself.  I do not recall all that was said, I was half out of it from medication. However, I do remember these words: “I am the harvester.  It describes my responsibilities.  My job is to harvest some veins for Dr.Continue reading “HARVESTING”

THE STONES CRY OUT

Undoubtedly you have read of some of the findings of archeologists, things they “dig up” from the most unexpected places.  I visited and viewed the Dead Sea scrolls, and came away knowing little more than when I arrived.  Admittedly, I was not totally ignorant of what to expect prior to that visit, yet, I realizedContinue reading “THE STONES CRY OUT”

WORTHWHILE PONDERING

A dear friend from my past had multiple sayings that he utilized conveniently. Among the many was: “My minds made up! Don’t confuse me with the facts.” I loved it because in working together it became his method of re-evaluating a situation, seeking input that would justify pursuing another direction, and then resting in theContinue reading “WORTHWHILE PONDERING”

BARNABAS

A situation develops of a disagreement in opinion, and sometimes it gets a little explosive. People who are intent that it is of significance; others are ready to say “let it go”. Then, there are those who feel that in time it will show itself to be either good or bad, just let it sitContinue reading “BARNABAS”

CANDLEHOLDERS

As I made the decision to use the redwood, it was with the idea that this particular wood comes from trees that stand majestically above most other trees. You may have your own “redwood” doctor, but mine are Dr.’s Florendo, Jilly and King. When it came to nursing care, there was Scott and Barbara. CertainlyContinue reading “CANDLEHOLDERS”

A TALL HEADSTONE

And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Philippians 2:8 Had you grown up where I did, one prominent headstone in the graveyard of St. Anne’s Church, Southampton, Bermuda would have caught your eye, just as it did mine. That churchyard, likeContinue reading “A TALL HEADSTONE”

A RIGHTEOUS WOMAN

The memory of the righteous is blessed, But the name of the wicked will rot. Proverbs 10:7 Patsy and I were having lunch one day with a friend named Barbara when the principle of the verse Proverbs 10:7 began to touch my heart. “The memory of the righteous is blessed.” While we were eating with her, IContinue reading “A RIGHTEOUS WOMAN”