Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it.
Hebrews 4:1 I need some rest. I can tell because my eye is twitching. My eye twitches like this when I’m overly tired or overwhelmed. Last night I lay in bed and the “to do” list in my head switched on. I stared at the ceiling, eye twitching, mind reeling. I need some rest. I pushed into the Jesus Prayer– like I do. The eye twitch was distracting. The kid who ha
Last year I was scattered and wigged out. This year…well, okay this year I’m scattered and wigged out too. Let’s just admit that “scattered and wigged out” is my standard operating procedure. The minute I make it to “calm and collected” on a regular basis I’ll let you know, or maybe you’ll be the one to let me know. I might be so used to “scattered and wigged out” that the “calm and collected” would throw me into a panic, thus undoing all the hard work of years past. This is
Two years ago, I broke my middle son’s heart on Christmas day. It was an accident, a rookie mistake. He was 9 years old at the time and a savvy fellow, using words larger than his life span should allow. At the same time his most prized gift this Christmas was a joke hand buzzer. He shouted with joy, I mean, shouted and I mean JOY when he opened it. It cost me all of $4.50. But for the last year or so he’d been pressuring me about Santa Claus. Is he real? Where does he live?
The prompt today being, “Deborah” gave me some trouble to be honest. I did a little research, did a little digging, did a lot of thinking and what kept coming back to me was that tree. Deborah’s tree. It was a place so well associated with her that it took her name, “She held court under the Palm of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim, and the Israelites went up to her to have their disputes decided.”
-Judges 4:5 And this got me to thinking about t
“…gifts bespeak relationship. Not just the simple binary relationship of two men in a cafe, either, nor that of friends and lovers: gifts do not just move, they move outward into some larger circle.”
-Lewis Hyde “The Gift” We don’t need any more stuff. It could be that I’m overwhelmed with house rehab or the weight of the season or the simple truth that gift giving has never been my forte but the reality of purchasing gifts for people is pressing in on me today. Only xx more