What I Want

Powerful moments often slip up on you. They may be disguised in ordinary situations but can stay with you for a lifetime. Such was our incident with the scissors. It occurred several years ago when our 5-year-old granddaughter complained that her shears weren’t cutting. I gently tried to show her how to hold them more effectively, but I could tell …

Rein It In

“Rein it in” was one of my mother’s favorite sayings. Well, at least with me. Since I was always emoting over one thing or another, my introverted mother often repeated this term she’d heard her granddad use with the mules. “Don’t let that animal meander. Rein it in.”  Several years ago, I found that this idea is a Biblical one. …

Finding Reality

Over the last several years, opinions have bombarded me with many ideas. Every thought shared with me contains strong assumptions toward a premise, and I’ve watched friends argue with friends regarding conclusions. On the media, one outlet will trumpet one point of view while another heralds the opposite. Even strong Christians find themselves swimming in a river of mixed reviews, …