Tag Archives: God

What I’m not saying

It’s hard to remember how or when it started, exactly. Maybe somewhere in between the pipe in the laundry room bursting and the children’s newfound habit of sneaking food from the table and making messes of it in the closet … Continue reading

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Rewriting the story

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When the cold won’t go away

I am not surprised when the thermometer reads 4 degrees in the yellow-gray light of the delayed dawn.  Brushing the snow dust off from the bottom of my boots, I lay down the wood and peel off my ski gloves, … Continue reading

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James 3:1-12, PART 3

My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment.  For we all stumble in many things.  If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle … Continue reading

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Sin as it is found in my eczema situation

Two summers ago, I noticed some itching on one finger of my right hand.  It looked like a small bug bite, or even a little bit of poison ivy.  I scratched and scratched, willing the discomfort away; it became splotchy. … Continue reading

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The dreaded James 1:27 … dun, dun, dun (imminent peril sound effect)

Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.   I will say right off the bat that this is convicting for … Continue reading

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