Have you ever been told something about yourself meant as correctional criticism? I'm sure most of us have by a friend, parent, or boss. Last year I was told I was intense. I already knew this about myself. I'm a rule follower (for the most part :)) If I care about something, sometimes I can … [Read more...] about Lighten Up, Francis!
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When I was younger and played school sports, I was good enough to win some trophies. One of the first ones I ever won was in 8th grade playing volleyball. I remember at the end of the season banquet my coach said she'd created the category of 'Rookie of the Year' so she could acknowledge my … [Read more...] about Lay It Down
A few weeks ago, our minister made a comment that really hit me square in the face. He said, "Sometimes God wants us to experience His grace more than His healing." Repeat that phrase again. Think about it. How many times have we prayed for someone or ourselves to get well or feel better? … [Read more...] about Grace Upon Grace
How deep the Father’s love for us,How vast beyond all measure,That He should give His only SonTo make a wretch His treasure.How great the pain of searing loss –The Father turns His face away,As wounds which mar the Chosen OneBring many sons to glory. Behold the man upon a cross,My sin upon His … [Read more...] about How DEEP?
I grew up in the late 60's and early 70's. While desegregation had already occurred and people were supposed to have equal rights, they didn't. Perhaps they still do not. It's weird in 'the church' how we have sometimes divided congregations by the white church and the black church. We've … [Read more...] about One More River
At my Daddy's funeral visitation almost 10 years ago, a friend's parents came. I had met Mrs. W before but not Mr. W. When Mrs. W. introduced me to Mr. W, she said, "This is the infamous, Laurel!" If you look up the definition for infamous, it says well known for some bad quality or deed or … [Read more...] about Infamous