Posts Tagged "Family"

Airport Reflections

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in Articles | 0 comments

Airport Reflections

“…For He makes His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust.” Matthew 5:45   From the Houston airport, Monday, September 25, 2017, en route to Managua, Nicaragua   I could write a full-length novel about the afternoon in the airport.  It’s a city enclosed – shops, restaurants, people of many walks of life.  I’ve picked up bits and pieces of conversations in Spanish, French, German, and a multitude of other languages I can’t begin to identify.  It’s constant motion. Cultures blend to form a tapestry of color and texture,...

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In the Company of Sisters

Posted by on Aug 31, 2017 in Articles | 3 comments

In the Company of Sisters

“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up. Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; but how can one be warm alone? Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-12     I look at the ladies seated around my table and smile.  In each face, I see a friend.  We range in age from 45 to 75 (or older. Some secrets will never be...

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Giving Him Back to God

Posted by on May 12, 2016 in Articles | 4 comments

Giving Him Back to God

Laughter and conversation filled the room as we waited for the graduates to file in.  It didn’t seem possible that four years had passed – four years of dorm rooms, vacation visits, exams, summer employment, four years of preparation for the career and future God had planned.   “No, it isn’t possible,” I thought.  “He can’t be graduating.”   The music started and the graduates began to file in.  Daniel smiled as he passed our row, his walk proud and strong as he made his way to his seat.   “Wasn’t it just yesterday he was graduating High School?  It...

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Calling Lazarus – and Us

Posted by on Jul 18, 2015 in Articles | 0 comments

Calling Lazarus – and Us

His friend was dying.  Messengers had arrived from Bethany with the news, “Come quickly, Jesus.  Lazarus is sick.”   He waited.  Two days.  By the time Jesus returned to Bethany, Lazarus had been dead four days.    Do you ever wonder if the human part of Jesus struggled with the God part of Jesus?  Yes, Jesus was fully-God and fully-man.  He knew that Lazarus would be raised from the dead.  He knew that God would be glorified.  The man-Jesus may well have desired to flee immediately to Bethany, to save his friend from the suffering that surely preceded his death, to...

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The Table

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Articles | 0 comments

The Table

Sawdust filled the air, tickling my nose.  I tried not to sneeze, but I couldn’t hold it in.   “Ah-ah-ACHOO!”  Dust flew all over the little workshop.  “Sorry, Daddy,” I said quietly as my Dad looked up from his work at my dust-covered face.  He knew how much I disliked dirt and dust and that I absolutely hated to get dirty.  But, there I was in the shop, watching my Dad.   “Are you sure you want to be out here?  It’s only going to get worse,” he said to me as he watched me wiggle and squirm to keep from sneezing again.   “I know, Daddy.  I still want...

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