How to Know If You’re a Child of God

After I wrote The Offensiveness of Christ’s Blood, I was reading in I John 3, and how to know the difference between who is or isn’t a legit child of God. Basically, according to I John, if one practices righteousness, one is a child of God. If one practices lawlessness (sin), one is not a child of God. Right, I thought. But a Mormon, for example, doesn’t believe Jesus is the Son of God, and of course Jesus says He… Read more

The Offensiveness of Christ’s Blood

Blood is often a taboo subject in churches these days. Read more

Restore to Me the Joy of Homemaking

A while back, I asked the Lord to restore to me the joy of homemaking. I’d completely lost any and all desire to cook, clean, launder, decorate, organize …. Read more

A Call to The Trenches of Texas

The left says: Who cares about The Nashville Statement when there’s devastation in Texas? What awful timing! The right says: Who cares about Melania’s shoes when there’s devastation in Texas? What awful timing! I say: Who cares? The ones sending help or being a help to the victims, regardless of age, social status, race, or sexual orientation. The ones praying. The ones devastated in heart at the sight of fellow countrywomen and countrymen who are devastated in body. In mind…. Read more

Notes From My Library and Television

  I have this problem with movies made based on books. If I see the movie, I don’t have any mojo to read the book. If I read the book, I’m leery of the movie, because I have in my mind’s eye what the scenery and characters should look like, and it messes with me when the movie director did not conjure up the exact same details I did. Other than lack of mojo, I don’t rightly know why I… Read more

The Need for Self-Examination After Charlottesville

Barnabas Piper updated his Facebook status the other day with this: “God, I thank you I’m not like that tax collector,” prayed the Pharisee. Be careful lest we take the same tone toward white supremacists.  Keep that in the back of your mind, and fast forward to about an hour ago, when I went out to my car carrying two trash bags. One for trash. The other for items that needed to be brought in the house and put away… Read more

The Importance of Teaching Our Children What God Has Said

I wouldn’t consider myself to have been an exceptionally inquisitive child, but I was known to occasionall ask my Mom the age old question all children love to ask: Why? Why do I have to clean my room? Why study a subject I’ll never use in life? Why make my bed every day? Why do I have to memorize John 1? Many times, the answer was “because I said so.” Or because “the teacher said so.” Granted, for a while,… Read more

Somebody Get That Girl A Sandwich!

Now, the doctor didn’t say those exact words. Some guy on Captain America did, only Captain America wasn’t a girl. Point is … “Get that girl a sandwich” sums up Dr. Wilkoff’s advice. Let me explain: Biggest news is that I’m not having heart surgery (!!!!), because: ONE: There are lots of features on my pacemaker. So far, two of those features don’t bode well with my situation. One feature has already been tweaked back home, which improves some of… Read more

Tomorrow Is The Big Day

Not a ton to report today. Much of the day was spent remedying a few kitchen fiascos, but I’m happy to report that all is settled now and I should be good for the remainder of the trip. If not, I’ll blame TSA. After the kitchen was in order and I crashed for a nap, we drove to the Cleveland Clinic so we would know what we are doing in the morning. Good thing we did, as there was a… Read more

The Joys of TSA

Just a few thoughts before we land into Cleveland in about 40 minutes. I’m sandwiched in between a stranger and Shaun. I am not a fan of middle seats. Or airports. Or airplanes, if I am in them. And especially not TSA. Every time I fly, I must talk to myself about giving grace to the poor TSA employees who probably take enough flack on their job to kill a …. I dunno, worm or something. They work hard, you… Read more

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