Right or Left

Which are you – right or left-handed? As a left-handed kid, I remember times when this question determined if I got to do certain things or not. Talk about discrimination (which I knew very little about then). I remember how I used to be made fun of for how I threw a ball, swung the cricket bat, did high fives, punched …

Stuck or Unstuck

When your mind is not actively engaged with your present situation (life, studies, or occupation), where does it dwell predominantly? According to the Bible, God does not keep bringing up your past (Isaiah 43: 25: I wipe away your sins because of who I AM. And so, I will forget the wrongs you have done.) Could it then be that …

On Rejection

Have you ever been rejected? It’s not a good feeling when someone declares that their friendship with you is over, when they ‘unfriend’ you, drop you like a hot potato, or just disappear for no obvious reason. Friends familiar with social media tell me that this is a continuous phenomenon online.When you are rejected, for whatever reason, the impact is …

Under Construction

My drive home from My work place should take about 25 minutes.  Because of extensive construction on main roads for the last two years, it takes about 35 minutes.  My car is dusty from driving through this area. By the looks of things, this will be going on for at least another year – or two.  I am sure it …

Your Eyes

This week, I have been mentally creating the scenes of the cross of Christ. One thing that has gripped me is the sea of eyes that are looking at the tortured and emaciated body of the Lord Jesus Christ.There are wondering eyes – those of people who came to Jerusalem just to celebrate the Passover, and wondering what this spectacle …

Your Posture Shows

My physical therapist shocked me the other day by saying that the primary reason I had some shoulder pain was due to poor posture. Talk about reality check ☹ I thought I might have lifted something unusually heavy, did pushups incorrectly, slept a wrong way, or was just encountering another challenge of advancing in life 😊According to Google, good posture helps reduce lower …

Uprooted

Ever felt like this? “God has demolished me on every side, and I am finished. He has uprooted my hope like a fallen tree.” (Job 19:10) What does ‘uproot’ mean? The dictionary gives three primary definitions: 1. To pull out by the roots. 2. To remove violently or tear away from a native place or environment. 3. To destroy or eradicate …

Spring Cleaning…..You?

Ben shared about his family clearing trees and brushes from their yard a few days ago, so the surroundings would look nice and bright this spring.Ashley decluttered her garage over the weekend, enabling the family to park their cars indoors, which is the prime purpose of garages.Jon (not his real name), battling an addiction to porn and sexual deviations, signed …

No Right to Judge

“For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.” Matthew 7:2 Though Jesus uses this same phrase differently in another passage, here He speaks of us being judged by the standards by which we judge others. He warns us here that we will not “get away …

Dancing Sparrows

This morning, it’s icy, snowy, and cold outside. I am sitting at our kitchen table and looking out into the neighbor’s backyard, admiring a few sparrows dancing in the snow. Our neighbor has stocked her bird feeder with bird seeds, and the sparrows are enjoying themselves. Earlier this week, I was listening to NPR (National Public Radio) about the musical …