Character 101 and The Cow with a Message

Scanning the horizon with my friend’s binoculars, I stood on the deck of their home, enjoying the view of open space that connected with their back yard.  As was my habit, whenever I got the chance to visit with them. I had grabbed the binoculars that sat by the sliding glass doors and was watching the Read More

Hidden Treasures

Somewhere in time, a hand is cradling within its palm, dozens of priceless, living pearls.  The hand lifts and the pearls are cast into a wilderness area containing nothing but sand, scorpions, cactus and dogs digging for bones.  The wind blows and buries the pearls in the hot sandy desert.  The pearls can’t help but wonder why Read More

Messages Around Us – Can You See?

Awakening to the sound of birds outside of my window, I laid upon my bed under the gentle cool breeze, drinking in the fresh newness of the morning.  For some reason I had awakened alert and refreshed this morning, unlike many where I could barely get myself out of bed. My desire was to be an Read More

Sheep Eating Plants On The Prowl

Recently a friend sent me an article about this unusual and deadly plant. Everything about this living organism shouts METAPHOR!  How well I know a wide range of individuals within churches of all denominations who patiently wait their time to feed on unsuspecting ‘sheep’ or fellow Christians. At first appearance, they seem harmless enough, with Read More

Is It REALLY What You Think It Is?

Several years ago, I stood at the back of the church after service as my husband finished preaching. The presence of the Lord was sweet and tangible. Many families had already left, but a few people lingered. One of the benefits of being a pastor is that you know the behind-the-scenes stories of the members Read More

Suck it Up!

Sometimes the most unexpected lessons can come from very common sources. The only thing we need to receive these great lessons is to just be open to them and … NOTICE. As you well know, it’s a good idea to periodically vacuum your carpet and floor space. After all, this where you live, and every Read More