Are You THINKING?

Have you noticed how many people want background noise—radio, TV, some kind of music in their ears all the time? Our former pastor Brother Flowerday had an answer for it. He said it saved them the trouble of THINKING! I “thought” this a curious answer, but it isn’t it true? What they hear is already … [Read more…]

What Are You Like?

One of the strangest and perhaps briefest friendships in history is said to be that between Frederick the Great, king of Prussia and Voltaire, the French philosopher and satirist. Voltaire might be described as one who was educated in everything but believed in nothing. He made his way through life with wit and words. When … [Read more…]

Your Order Please?

During these Covid19 days, food places all over, if they are compliant with instrucctions, are taking orders and preparing food for customer pickup. Quite a change from the “help yourself” salad bar. But it is a good, safe replacement. Covid or no, we all need food, and if we can find the right place to … [Read more…]

Word ALIVE

When we are handling Scripture, we are handling something that is ALIVE. The Bible says it of itself. Hebrews 4:12 12For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the … [Read more…]

What Are You Livestreaming?

I’m not asking you WHETHER you are live streaming, or if you would LIKE to live stream. My question is, WHAT are you live streaming…because all of us have been livestreaming something ever since we were born. Even through the silence we are streaming. Paul puts it in extreme terms, of life and death. Romans … [Read more…]

A Little At A Time

I use a water pic. I’m not trying to sell you on a water pic, but I find it very useful in maintaining clean teeth, which I am seriously committed to because I don’t want to lose my teeth. A waterpik can get where a toothbrush and floss and proxy brushes and go betweens can’t … [Read more…]

Oh That Toothy Tongue!

You may have found snail shells in your garden beside a dead vine or bush, whatever the snail fancied to feed on. Sometimes you will even see them high up on a plant, fastened tightly to what they were devouring. How can they do it? Because snails have teeth. Thousands of them! The snail’s teeth … [Read more…]

Remember Uzzah

We are grateful that God doesn’t give us what we “deserve” as we go through life. What did Ezra say, and this was at the end of the Captivity? Ezra 9:13 13After all that has come upon us for our evil deeds and for our great guilt, since You our God have punished us less … [Read more…]

Beauty, Beauty Everywhere

God has filled our world with beauty. The other day a couple of our sisters drove about 50 miles south of Rochester to be refreshed with the beauty of God’s handiwork, now so changed from the summer view. Where is that pigment hiding all summer long, just waiting for the cooler touch of fall to … [Read more…]

The Older the Faster

“Time goes faster when you get older.” I heard it again and again through my younger years, and took it like younger ones take a lot of things the older ones say (until they get there). Brother Flowerday put another dimension on this saying when he added, “It is a blessing that it does.” I … [Read more…]