Occasionally, looking into the eyes of my daughter’s dog, I will joke with my daughter about what that dog is thinking. Do animals think? I’ve heard that thinking is what differentiates animals from humans. At one time didn’t people think it was communication—talking—that separated us from animals? Huh. My daughter’s cat talks. Well, okay, not … More Are Pets Thankful
No. Not the beer It was a real blue moon—the second full moon of July. In the early evening I went out to the lake for a sail on Cassandra, a 25 foot Cape Dory sailboat. The dusk is long, bright, this time of year. And the moon, though not huge like a harvest moon, greeted … More Blue Moon
Hear my singing, O G-d, listen to my prayer; from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I, for you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy. Let me dwell in your tent forever! Let me … More “Hear my Singing, O G-d. Listen to my Prayer,” says King David
My heart is steadfast, O God! I will sing and make melody with all my being! Awake, O harp and lyre! I will awake the dawn! I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations. For your steadfast love is great above the heavens; … More I will awake the dawn!
The following is an update on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Anita Femiano, from Renewal Ministries Fellowship, is in regular contact with pastors throughout Africa and Asia who have provided a wealth of information. “When we unite together in prayer even the worst, most terrible situations can be transformed into testimonies of praise. We … More Ebola Update
In early May, a friend emailed the following to me: “I was reading something today that Patrick Henry Reardon said: “Suppose for a moment, that God began taking from us the many things for which we have failed to give thanks. Which of our limbs and faculties would be left? Would I still have my … More Count your Blessings?
. . . the remains of the Thanksgiving turkey sat already sliced along side cranberry sauce and stuffing, ready for sandwiches if we ever get hungry again. Earlier we’d shared a quiet meal, just immediate family, as extended family live far away. I drove my son to a friends home, where he’d been invited to … More Last Night. . .
. . . a song came on XMRadio’s The Message that used the Lord’s Name, Jesus. Jesus, Your Presence is Heaven to Me, by Israel & New Breed surprised me with it’s frequent use of the Name of Jesus. Check it out here. Here’s a link to some other of Israel & New Breed videos on … More Finally. . .
It dropped into the lower fifties last night. The forecast for tomorrow and Friday is a drop into the mid-forties. Even now, mid-afternoon, it is only up to seventy. The humidity is down, too, having dropped into the mid-thirty percent range. More and more pine trees are shedding inner needles, that are now covering the … More Seems like fall is here at last
“Hurry up and wait!” I heard that often enough during my years of military service. Waiting was as difficult as busy work, which was meaningless toil, drudgery, to prevent just sitting around waiting. There are other sorts of waiting, too. School kids “wait” for the bell to ring during last period so they can zip … More The Waiting Game