Friday, April 27, 2007

Pure Religion

We Christians like to sit around and argue all day about what constitutes true Christianity, who is working the hardest, which denomination is best, which leaders do we follow, what churches are doing the newest thing in worship and witness, etc. You get the picture. You may even be in the picture.

This past week I was blessed by someone whose name I do not even know. More than that I do not know anything about him other than the fact that he is cutting down some trees for a friend of mine. But this kind man brought two loads of firewood and put them in my yard while I was at work just because he was told that I was a widow and needed the wood. What would the world be like if we all took care of one another this way?

There are so many times when I lament the fact that I am all alone and have no one to help with the yard, the house, meals and all those multitudes of daily tasks that seem to pile up. Then God shows me through someone else that He provides all my needs and I am not alone.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Mama Ain't Playing

I got these pictures in an email this morning and they are too good not to share. Don't know where they came from but the caption said: Mama Ain't Playing. Reminds me of when our local court system gave shoplifters a choice of paying the fine or carrying a sign in front of the store they shoplifted from. Seemed like a good deterrent to me.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


For those of you used to seeing me in the red Jeep, here is the new me.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

A Good Quote or I Wish I Had Said That

Let patriotism have its high days and freedom its monuments, and let the triumphs of navigators and generals be annually observed; but surely, beyond all these, a season that stands for as much to the race as Easter does may well be remembered each year with songs and flowers and with every mark of gratitude and of loftiest jubilation.

Thoughts on Easter

It has always seemed to me that we Christians minimize the Easter season. At Christmas we prepare for weeks and weeks, readying to celebrate the birth of Jesus or whatever commercialized traditions that we have established. At Easter we dye a few eggs and buy new clothes for the biggest attended church service of the year. Now don't misunderstand me, Christmas is a wonderful time of year, one of my favorites times in fact.

But think about the meaning of Easter, in all its simplicity and all its profundity. Jesus came to die so that we might live. And there is the miraculous part: Easter Sunday resurrection. What a wonderful promise! Not only did Jesus arise from the grave but so will we -- and all of our loved ones to forever LIVE together with our Lord Jesus. We should throw the most wonderful celebration of the year at the victory of this day. This is the culmination of what Jesus came to earth to do.

He gave us life.