IT ONLY LOOKS LIKE A BOULDER

IT ONLY LOOKS LIKE A BOULDER The Chinese word for “crisis” suggests that every problematic situation has two heads, one of danger and one of opportunity.  Oftentimes, the unsavory challenges that confront us are pregnant with promise and possibility.  For further enlightenment on this truth, consider the following story. In ancient times, a king had…

ENCOURAGEMENT FOR SINGLE PARENTS

ENCOURAGEMENT FOR SINGLE PARENTS It’s never easy going it alone.  Yet there are multiplied thousands (likely millions) of single Moms and single Dads who make it happen for their family, day after day after day. These Moms and Dads find themselves ‘single’ for a variety of reasons.  Perhaps their marriages did not make it due…

SAVIOR OF SOLDIER CRABS

SAVIOR OF SOLDIER CRABS Gospel truth is prevalent throughout creation for all who seek to discern the enlightening voice of our God.  In my travels, I came across one of God’s simple-but-entirely-fascinating-creatures, called the Soldier Crab.  These creatures caught my attention because their behavior mirrors our human need for divine intervention and grace. Although they are…

SINCERITY – SOFTNESS – STRENGTH

SINCERITY – SOFTNESS – STRENGTH Our handwritten letters occasionally end them with the phrase, “Sincerely yours.”  Have you ever wondered why?  This practice has its origins in ancient Rome.  Using melted beeswax, Roman sculptors frequently concealed cracks in what only appeared to be ‘flawless’ marble statues.  However, when the wax dried and crumbled, angry purchasers…