Swallowed up by Life

“He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.” Can you hear the tune of it… “This world is not my home; I’m just a-passin’ through. My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue… and I can’t feel at home in this world […]

Advice for life—the everlasting way

Well, that was it.  Today I unceremoniously came to the end of a 23 year career of home educating my offspring.  We ended with the dissection of a fetal pig.  He didn’t get much of a chance at life, but there he, no she, was– perfectly formed from her little piggy snout to the tip […]

Dynamically Duped!

  A thrilling testimony. A dynamic presentation. A story worth retelling. A book bought, and promoted…by me. And then the quiet comment posted to my book review blog this week: “I think you should read this re: this book: 2Peter2.blogspot.com.”  And everything came tumbling down. Once again the church is stung by the moral failure […]

The shining within…

It is the season of dying things…gardens, leaves, mosquitoes…and of funerals.  Our ‘small group’ lost a member this week.  Funerals have a way of bringing life as we know it to a halt and making us look at the life just beyond this one, the life we have a hard time keeping in view as […]

When Love says, “Not Yet”

–The ‘already’s and ‘not yet’s of the Gospel– I read an article this week by Tim Keller [If you haven’t encountered his books, do look up some reviews. He’s a pastor in NYC making inroads for the Gospel in a tough place and doing lots of thinking and writing in the process, books and articles […]