Recently I heard a podcast host say that during The Cold War, Russia would accuse the USA of doing what Russia itself was doing. Hmm . . . That’s what’s happening today between the Left/Progressives and anyone not on their team or, stated more accurately, a faithful advocate of their Progressivism religion. Because it is a religion for them, for which they are zealous, … [Read more...] about A Nation Divided: The Root Of The Poisonous Tree
Many people are guilty of passing by the fridge or pantry and mindlessly grabbing something to eat even when they're not hungry.
Here is a short list of why we eat when we're not hungry:Someone said we must eat three meals plus snacks daily or die. We have nothing else to do, so we eat. We're addicted to sugar, and we eat more sugar. Comfort food is … [Read more...] about Do You Eat When You’re Not Hungry?
It’s stunning, to me at least, that the famine Yahweh refers to in Amos 8:11-12 isn’t an absence of the Word of God, but the inability of some to hear His Truth breathed into His Word by His Holy Spirit. They cannot, do not, hear the Word the way God intended it. More on this in a bit.
I increasingly see 2 Timothy 4:3-4 examples on social sites in … [Read more...] about The OTHER Famine in the Land
In December of 2020, I got a call from Katy Read of the Star Tribune, asking if I would like to participate in a project where one younger and one older writer would get together and have the younger writer do weekly interviews with the senior writer so that we could tell our stories, memoir style to see what would happen. The entire project was more than … [Read more...] about Faith Through A Different Lens
If my 47-year-old son David had his way, he would hire six or eight strong men to carry me around on a silk pillowed contraption like Cleopatra, and my feet would never touch the ground unless we were stopping to take care of bodily relief.
That said, he tries to make sure that he takes me to the store, parks right near the door, jumps out, runs around the car, and … [Read more...] about We Need Each Other
I live near an "upscale" retirement community. In a recent widely distributed community newsletter, the retirees were in an uproar because younger people were trying to muscle their way in and disrupt what I call their "snoozing" lifestyle. They resent the noise and vitality of younger people and are unafraid to verbalize their displeasure.
But wait . . .isn't there … [Read more...] about I Wanna Live Like A Young Person
In Jeremiah 2, Almighty God mourned that His people had exchanged His Glory over their lives for idols, other gods that had no value. We’re warned throughout His Word to fear nothing and no one but Him, nor worship anything or anyone but Him, to have no false gods or idols in our lives. Jonah 2:9(8) CJB declares, “Those who worship vain idols give up their source of mercy.” … [Read more...] about How Do I Love ME—Let Me Count the Ways
It's a familiar quote, and ain't that the truth?
I just completed my first full year on Medicare, and as a part of my annual Medicare wellness exam, I was provided multiple screenings that Medicare would pay for. The one test I was curious about was a cognitive test. The good news is that I passed. Phew! I didn't know what to expect, and I thought I'd … [Read more...] about Getting Old Is Not for Sissies
On the occasion of my seventy-fifth birthday, I was able to do a lot of reflecting and begin my celebration with much less regret than usual. I had the opportunity to speak with some of my children, open a variety (87 to be exact) of greeting cards (some with special $urprises inside, and take in all the beautiful presents like that huge TV, new stand for it and the recliner … [Read more...] about Happy Thoughts From The Birthday Girl
How many times do we hear we shouldn't be so stressed out? We should be in the constant namaste state of chill. Easier said than done, right? But unfortunately, we live in a fast-paced world where everything we do stresses us out. Even the morning alarm puts us in a stressful state.
What does all this stress do to our bodies? Where should I start? Let's start with … [Read more...] about Stress and Our Stressed-Out Endocrine System
Warning: Some of the links provided here are shocking and not for children and may save you spiritually and even physically. I pray you will give each one your consideration.
First, something I look forward to every Friday is that Jamie Walden’s mom, Lisa, posts a from-the-heart faith-based message on her Facebook page. In a recent post, Lisa offered a suggested … [Read more...] about Where Is The Love?
Several years ago, my daughter told me that my grandson "Bill" had a girlfriend," Mary," but he was reluctant to tell me about it because Mary was older than he was. Bill was aware that in our unyielding horse and buggy culture, a man is supposed to be older than a woman. Isn't it amazing that in our "anything goes" world, we still give chronological age the power to rule … [Read more...] about The Angst And Agony Of Disobeying Society’s Age Rules