Transition

I had a lovely lunch today with two Millenials. I only identify them first as people of that generational label because it helps to give perspective to our conversation. I’m a Baby Boomer, you see, about to face a numerical milestone of my own in a few days, so having the honor to sit in … More Transition

Pruning

I was going to sit down and read this afternoon, but the sun was actually shining and the warm weather drew me out into my small back yard. Since the first frost killed my roses budding on the vines, I have been wanting to prune. Today was my chance. I changed into my garden shoes, … More Pruning

He has plans

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11) This verse has followed me around the world, and when I read it again this morning, I realized I have no reason to fret. Even … More He has plans

Biting and Devouring

When God called Abraham and made from him a great nation, he was dealing basically with one family. The Jewish nation prided itself on blood lines and genealogies. Even so, it did not keep brother from killing brother or kings from being overthrown. Fast forward to a new kind of family — the Church. Her … More Biting and Devouring

The curse of debt

Read Deuteronomy 15:1-6 Have you ever had a loan and been in debt? I remember the first time I took a loan. I didn’t like the feeling, because the weight of carrying debt made me uncomfortable. I felt like I’d be paying it back forever. Debt is a huge problem in our world today, and … More The curse of debt