Beating Myself Up

“If a man comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.” – Luke 14:26 I hate my life. I hate not being perfect. I’m tired of not having it all figured out. […]

The Lesson for Today

“A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord determines his steps.” – Proverbs16:9 Homo proponit, sed Deus disponit – Thomas a Kempis I’ll ask some indulgence while I grieve a bit, even though it’s really unwarranted. There are others who deal with issues that make mine very pale in comparison. But any time someone […]

“You’re in my Prayers”

“Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us”- Colossians 4:2,3 We enjoyed a visit from my brother and sister-in-law a week ago Saturday. It’s always a lot of fun; we laugh, tease each other a lot (not maliciously), and savor the time we spend together. […]

Life and Joy

My life has taken on a measure of sameness, at least during the week. Get up around five a.m., take my abiraterone for my cancer, find something to do for an hour (stay up or go back to bed-usually not the second one), fix breakfast and coffee at six, get ready for the day, and […]

Do Justice, Love Kindness, Walk Humbly

“He has told you, O man, what is good: and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” – Micah 6:8 Some of you have already heard this story. Please bear with me; I retell it for a reason. Last Tuesday […]

Trust in the Face of Hopelessness

“Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him” -Job 13:15 I almost didn’t write this. I haven’t had much enthusiasm for writing lately and sure haven’t found much inspiration. It’s been a difficult month for a variety of reasons. At the outset of my treatment for prostate cancer in January, I knew it would […]