deep sea painting (acrylic on wood)
My latest creative endeavor is learning how to use a DSLR camera. I don’t remember what DSLR stands for. All I know is that it’s bigger than a point and click and has a lot more buttons. More importantly, all other things being equal, it somehow takes nicer pictures. Also we happen to have one […]
At some point in our most desperate prayers we have to rally. Because when you get to the bottom of your barrel, when you’re scraping out the dregs, when you have less than nothing, you can see him. It’s easier to surrender all when we have nothing. And absolute surrender is how we see him. […]
We did our first Financial Peace University (FPU) class this weekend. Dave Ramsey himself (the founder) admits the concepts are little more than common sense, certainly nothing revolutionary. The genius is his repackaging and marketing. Lest you think I begrudge his piece of the American Pie, let me just say I admire his creativity and […]
I’m writing about physical illness, but really this applies to any kind of prolonged suffering, any kind of anguished waiting that seems to never end. Days of pain, years of waiting, takes its toll. You just get sick of being sick. But as long as you’re breathing, as long as God still lives, don’t give […]
Last year I was wondering what we might do for our anniversary. Primarily because I knew he would enjoy it and it would be something different and fun, I suggested that we drive up to Maine and tour the backroads on a rented motorcycle. His eyes popped out of his head and his mouth dropped open as if I had just told him he won the lottery. […]
The woman had never paid much attention to the serpent, not that she could recall. He had stayed on the periphery, his voice interjecting occasionally, but always under the radar.
Musing on Genesis 2 How could evil exist in Paradise? Apparently the issue was not the existence of evil, but familiarity — touching, seeing, experiencing it. The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil gave man the opportunity to know good and evil. Prior to that, man knew only good, but in the absence […]
The killing had been quick and easy. Too easy. Abel had suspected nothing and offered no resistance. In a moment the light had gone out of his brother’s eyes, “like one of his sacrificial lambs,” Cain thought, but immediately he dismissed it from his mind. He had just finished washing his hands. The dirt from […]
Musing on Genesis 4 Other People Cain is worried about people taking revenge for the murder of his brother, Abel. Is he talking about his father and mother? A sister? Brothers yet to be born? Does Cain take one of his sisters with him as his wife or are there people we don’t know about […]
Musing on Genesis 3 “Did God really say you can’t eat from any tree of the garden?” The serpent isn’t so much attempting to verify God’s exact words as he is injecting a note of incredulity, pointing out the absurdity of God’s edict. With one word, the serpent calls into question God’s judgment, his reasonableness. […]
“The serpent deceived me,” the woman said, hoping to mitigate what she was about to say next. “That’s why I ate it.” She was relieved when God turned his attention to the serpent.