While There’s Time

This summer, the area around where I live went through a really bad drought. For months, temperatures during the day were in the 90’s and 100’s, and we didn’t have any rainfall. Following a dry, mild summer, fall, and winter last year, this meant that by the end of...

Desensitization

This week, I’ve experienced something new – going to the chiropractor. I’ve had trouble with my neck and shoulder ever since a rollerblading accident in college, but this year, it’s gotten much worse. So I finally broke down and took advantage of the health insurance I’ve been paying for...

The Weight of Life

Every day when I go for my walk in the park at lunch, I walk past an oak tree. Well, I walk past several hundred in reality, but one in particular sticks out to me. It doesn’t stick out to me because of its size (it’s comparatively small.) It’s...

Moving Right Along

We humans tend to be an impatient sort. We like to go where we want to, when we want to, and get there as quickly as possible. To that end, we often make our own paths, rather than follow the ones laid out in front of us. The trouble...

I Never Knew You

“Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter. On judgment day many will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in...

Beauty From Ashes

Yesterday as I was walking among the trees in the park at lunch, in my minds eye I saw them bent and broken, lying on the ground, as if by some natural disaster. As I walked along, I saw the destruction fade, replaced slowly by new growth, and as...

Don’t Rest In Peace

There are times in our lives when we go through trying, stressful periods. Often, while we’re in the midst of what’s going on, we look forward to when the stress of what’s happening will be merely a memory. But when those times of relative peace come, it’s crucial that...

I Will Give You Rest

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.For my yoke is...

Time With God

I’ve been spending much of this morning doing housework. Washing dishes, doing laundry, vacuuming, that sort of thing. As I was standing at the kitchen sink a few minutes ago, I was very aware of the Presence of God. I’d been deliberately wanting to spend time with Him today,...

Don’t Look Down

Today as I ventured out into the park over my lunch hour, I realized that I’d been looking down at the ground most of the time as I walked. I’d been thinking about a number of different things, and at the same time, was trying to avoid tripping on...