We met in San Luis Obispo, a city on California’s Central Coast. I don’t recall his name. He worked at a small used book store on the main downtown street. He was enamored by Francis, as he was at the thought of the cloistered life. We talked about that, and how he thought he’d be … More Outside the Comfort Zone
Ever been at work and seen a co-worker standing there staring off into space? Perhaps instructions have been given for a particular task and one of the staffers just sits there gazing off into space as if lost. There’s lots of work to do, and he or she is doing? N O T H I … More Why do you stand looking into space?
. . . or at least it seems so. Identity. That is today’s writing prompt. Let me share what I think, what I know—probably it will be mostly a lot of what I think I know. I remember when I was in college in the sixties and suppose to write a paper for a psychology class. … More It used to be easy. . .
The Daily Post Writing Prompt Moody “An English degree and a dime,” Dad said, “will get you a cup of coffee.” A dime won’t get me a cup of coffee these days. Do something “practical.” How ’bout a marine biologist. And later, inspired by my auto shop teacher, I wanted to get my degree … More Getting Old
It’s been over thirty years ago that, while attending a two-week course in Irvine, California, I was privileged to attend services Calvary Chapel Irvine. Pastor Chuck Smith founded Calvary and served there as head pastor. Pastor Smith had the ability to draw an audience into a sermon taking them to places they’d never have imagined. … More Life After Death . . .
Lately I’ve been in a Spiritual struggle. It isn’t an inner conflict, exactly. It certainly is neither inner confusion nor a Spiritual battle. Actually, it is a pleasant struggle, like the playful wrestling around that two kids might do on the grass in the cool of the evening after a hot day. It began innocently … More Inner Struggles
In his blog In a Mirror Dimly: An Imperfect, Sarcastic Perspective on Following Jesus, Ed Cyzewski began a post saying: “With all of our talk about gender roles and the place of men in society and the church, I think we tend to overlook Jesus.” He suggests some areas we overlook when considering Y’shuaJesus: “Jesus Was … More Another View of Jesus
The one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked. 1 John 2:6, NASB 10 Ways Jesus Models Authentic Manhood* by Thomas Garrett As both the Son of God and Son of Man, there is no greater model of authentic manhood than Jesus. I’ve observed 10 … More Jesus Models Authentic Manhood
Father in heaven, Your name be honored as holy. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not bring us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. … More Model Prayer
Kris Kristofferson wrote and performed “Me and Bobby McGee.” I remember Janis Joplin’s beautiful, gritty voice singing the song, and especially the line “Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose.” If you look up the lyrics, a lot of people have commented their understanding of the song, and of this particular verse. A number … More Freedom’s Just Another Word. . .