Archives for November 2010

Light of the World…

The view through my windows this morning...        I will fulfill my vows to you, O God, and will offer a sacrifice of thanks for your help.  For you have rescued me from death; you have kept my feet from slipping.  So now I can walk in your presence, O God, in your life-giving light.Psalm 56:12-13 NLT           I have come as a light to shine … [Read more...]

Lessons from “Henry”

Have you ever been given a gift whose meaning and significance have blown you away? The gift might not really be worth all that much from an economic perspective, but its value is indeed great. That happened to me today, this gray, cloudy Monday morning. Still in my pajamas, and bemoaning a stomach flu bug that won't subside, someone knocked on my door. Opening the door, I saw the … [Read more...]

Living a Life of Disappointment….or Purpose?

John and I have a passel of kids – 10 to be exact. As you might imagine, our transportation options are fairly limited – there's just not a lot to choose from. For weeks we'd been hunting and searching online – trying to find a vehicle that would fit our brood, be comfortable, fuel efficient for road trips – and it had to fit in our limited budget. With a 4000-mile, 4-week family … [Read more...]

What’s going on over there?

Note:  This column will be published in the Glendive Ranger Review on Sunday, November 14th.  Although it was written to a local audience in Glendive, Montana where I live and serve, it also serves as a good introductory piece for this blog and to myself. When was the last time you got stuck in a traffic jam? It probably wasn't here in Glendive unless you count having to wait for … [Read more...]