Who’s Calling?

Who’s Calling? Not too many years ago, we had no idea who was calling when the phone rang, and the only option was to pick up the phone to find out.  Now, the first thing we do when the phone rings is to look at caller id to see who it is.  If it’s someone … More Who’s Calling?

Pilgrim’s Hope

Pilgrim’s Hope When the Pilgrims left England, they left with hope, not a promise.  They knew there was a new world waiting for them, and between them and the new world was a very long journey.  The foreign land would not be the England they left behind, but it offered the hope of practicing their … More Pilgrim’s Hope

Game Changer

Game Changer Most of the time, our days seem about the same.  We get up, we go to work or school, and we repeat the same thing we did the day before with little variation.  We even do the same things in the same way, sometimes because it’s a really good way to do it.  … More Game Changer

Life Under Pressure

Life Under Pressure Raw olives aren’t good for very much.  If bitten right off the tree, your mouth puckers from the bitterness.  Raw, most people would consider olives inedible.  With refining, however, the olive becomes not only useful, but treasured for its goodness.  In ancient times, olives were refined by a massive stone wheel that … More Life Under Pressure

Uniquely Yours

Uniquely Yours Fingerprints are uniquely ours.  Long before the use of DNA, fingerprints were needed for some jobs that required security clearance or in the case of a crime, prints were used to support innocence or guilt.  God gave us that swirl pattern, and there’s not another like it.  Our relationship with God is like … More Uniquely Yours

Healing Springs

Healing Springs Frigid water.  Clear, icy cold water spilling across the rocks, pooled in a smooth nature-made basin just waiting for the thirsty to come and drink.  That was what was known as the healing springs. As a child, my interest in the spring water wasn’t medicinal.  It was the simple delight of plunging hot, … More Healing Springs

Containers

Containers Spilling out of the mountain, the clear, frigid water pooled at the base of the rocks in a natural basin that had been worn smooth by centuries of swiftly flowing water.  Locally, this spring was said to have healing properties, and because of it, people came not just to drink, but to bottle up … More Containers