IN THE CENTER OF HURRICANES

As a child, I recall a certain fascination in standing on the first floor of the Gibbs Hill lighthouse in Bermuda and looking at the huge crack in the brick created by a hurricane in the late 1920s.  The lighthouse was constructed of cast-iron; however, the base and the first floor have seven feet ofContinue reading “IN THE CENTER OF HURRICANES”

HAZARD OR HAVEN

One of our returns to my homeland, the Island of Bermuda, produced much by way of reflection.  As the plane began its descent, the Captain announced the arrival time in Bermuda to be in approximately thirty minutes.  As the minutes slipped by, we were aware of the color changes in the ocean.  We viewed theContinue reading “HAZARD OR HAVEN”

SPONGE CAKE

I have many dear friends in Bermuda, my place of birth a few years back.  Among them have been Joel and Jane Madeiros.  Their home has been our home whenever we return.  Jane went “home” to be with the Lord, and I returned for her funeral. At the funeral I mentioned how Jane always preparedContinue reading “SPONGE CAKE”

A LITTLE LEAVEN

In our earliest childhood we experienced the toughest of times!  I have no regret that was the case; we recognized only that this was our fortune and misfortune. Some would have us believe it was only the latter.   One thing we acquired from someone who was “moving up” from our status to a newer oneContinue reading “A LITTLE LEAVEN”

HOW RICH I AM

When in Bermuda Commercial School, we had a teacher, an old fashioned Methodist, who was intent on teaching us a subject beyond accounting, etc… She began each day with Scripture and prayer and required that we memorize some of those verses. Admittedly, at that stage of my life I was not “into” such thinking. ShortlyContinue reading “HOW RICH I AM”

TAUGHT.HEARD.UNDERSTOOD

Our family had a FAMILY BIBLE! It had all the appearance of having been around since the inception of Bibles. You might understand it’s aged look if you ever lived in Bermuda and experienced the high humidity that constantly engulfs the island. I recall how, on occasion I would look at it, especially the pictures,Continue reading “TAUGHT.HEARD.UNDERSTOOD”

CHANNEL MARKERS

Standing on deck, I was reviewing the events of the previous week when a Norwegian Cruise Line ship had run aground in Bermuda. There they have a long narrow channel, close to twenty miles, that finally enters Two Rock Passage and subsequently to Hamilton Harbor. One stands on the deck and thinks: “I could jumpContinue reading “CHANNEL MARKERS”

A CUP OF COOL WATER

Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” John 4:13-14 This morning I am eating breakfast andContinue reading “A CUP OF COOL WATER”

A COMFORTER

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. MattHEW 11:28 Our recent return to my homeland, the Island of Bermuda, produced much by way of reflection. As the plane began its descent, the Captain announced the arrival time in Bermuda to be in approximately thirty minutes. As the minutesContinue reading “A COMFORTER”