Ready for the Risks?

Life is a risk, whatever we choose to do. But when we choose the life of faith and living for God and His coming KINGDOM, there will be risks. They are good risks, because they make us better; but while we are gaining for the life to come, we have to realize there is something … [Read more…]

The Sweet Taste of Horror

Does it look pretty innocent? Don’t be deceived. It’s the Deadly Nightshade plant. So common… we have them growing right in our raspberry patch, we have to keep pulling them out. Because where there is a root, soon there is fruit. The plant has a very shadowy history. The berries taste sweet, but every part … [Read more…]

The Way Less Traveled

Two roads diverged in a wood, and II took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference. This bit of verse by Robert Frost probably means more to us than it meant even to its author. “The road less traveled by” – doesn’t that describe the narrow road Jesus pointed out as … [Read more…]

Every One Precious!

I parboil and cook a lot of brown rice, and in transferring the rice from pan to sieve and back to pan, a few grains inevitably fall. Not many, but a few, maybe only two or three. Nothing wrong with them, but once they fall into the sink, their fate is fixed. Who stops to … [Read more…]

Fenced In or Fenced Out?

Nobody really likes restrictions. Nobody really likes to be told what to do. Nobody really likes to have to depart from their chosen way of living. I’m sure animals are much the same. When given the opportunity they will head off without much provocation. What would a youth like better than to be free of … [Read more…]

A Thinking Reed

The 17th century French philosopher Pascal called man a “thinking reed.” He said in part, “Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature,but he is a thinking reed.” –Blaise Pascal A reed is by its nature easily split or broken, something quite useless. A slender jointed stem often growing along the riverbed … [Read more…]