• The Good Portion ~ A

    16 August, 2017

    God made man in His image. It is only as a man lives in God's image he will find lasting satisfaction. Anything less is short-changing life, and offers little fuel for today or tomorrow. The heart turns the hands to many activities, and the head turns the heart to many schemes. But, it is not…...[read more]

  • Innocence is Meant to be Safe!

    28 March, 2017

    Walking naked, innocent (and at first lonely) among the avocado trees, under the swooping parrots and beside the mighty Pishon River was the only life Adam had ever known. He ruled Eden as if he owned it. Adam lived there as if he'd built it. He had only known the joy of obedience, the pleasure…...[read more]

  • Snoopy's Secret to Life.

    2 November, 2016

    Charles M. Schulz (1922-2000) has soaked generations with delight through his epic cartoon strip - Peanuts. He drew a cute cartoon pup, Snoopy - who spoke with almost god-like reflections. Snoopy's wisdom is as large as his humor. Cartoons can carry that gift. They may even offer a necessary…...[read more]

  • The 4 Flaws of Warriors

    27 June, 2016

    A wild-fire burns within warriors. This fire is not cleansing but rather a destructive thief. The warrior within: robs me of rest. Peace is stolen when mercy is shortened and vengeance is longed for. is the assertion of self above another. It is the intent to make correct the wrongs done to me -…...[read more]

  • Professors of Unrest

    5 November, 2015

    In sleeplessness we guard our possessions, for they are stapled to the soul. However life is rarely blessed by the abundance of possessions. Life is favored by the abundance of God's presence and His promises. Many possessions steal life, they are thieves to peace and professors of unrest.…...[read more]

  • The Pure & the Lured

    8 October, 2015

    The world as it stands (and has always stood since Eden) is at odds with its one and only creator God. BUT through separation from this world a person is no longer against God. This is the conduit of union with God. Separation is the place where purity is discovered. Without a worldly…...[read more]

  • The House of Mourning

    9 July, 2015

    Trapped in the cycle of sadness? As a magnet to iron filings, God is attracted to the sad - to those who mourn. His heart, without relent aches each moment of each day for the lost, the least, the last and the lonely. Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted. (Matthew 5:4) Surely it…...[read more]

  • Thoughts from a Simple Heart

    5 July, 2015

    'Direct' could be my Christian name. I am given no more to eloquence than I am to singing. (At a church I once worked in, the music leader would not permit me to stand on stage during the praise - simply put, my absence of any musical ability was disruptive to the real singers so my absence…...[read more]

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