Waikaremoana is a beautiful lake nestled in hills and surrounded by dense forests. It’s hard to find and few folks take the time to escape the rat race to go there while the tortuous road to the lake takes its toll by assaulting those foolhardy enough to accept its challenge. Read the rest of this entry
We began two posts ago to tell the story of our friend who had a tough problem. We listened to his downloads (tirades), we challenged what he said and his impressions of what others thought about him, we pointed out folks who were far worse off than he was, but all was to no avail; he didn’t change at all and Read the rest of this entry
No one envies the heart-dropping roller-coaster experience of Ms Fluke in recent weeks. Catapulted into the public attention by the path of character assassination inflicted Read the rest of this entry
“Where is my brother? Oh come on God, don’t act like you don’t know! He annoyed me so I did him in! He’ll never bother me again. Now that I am free of that little rat I can at last focus on making something out of my life. No one messes with me ‘cos I’m Mr. Ruthless.” Read the rest of this entry
The Art of Escapism is living in one place and wishing we were someplace else.
Keri’s life had been miserable. She’d lived in the same city all her life until she was twenty years old. Things weren’t all bad but she hated living there and she thought her parents were the most boring and annoying people she could have been saddled with. Maybe they were. They didn’t have time for her and so to avoid the pain of being ignored, Keri made friends with some extreme people. Life with her friends involved Read the rest of this entry
Apparently Jesus gets angry and acts out!
They were simply trying to eke out a living in tough economic times. They did it for profit but they could also point to the service they offered. They were helping God’s people to do the right thing by making sure they had everything they needed right when they needed it most. It was a good economic model and for the best of them the living was quite good. But have you noticed when someone gets a good idea it isn’t long until others muscle in and copy it? Read the rest of this entry
That’s the way we operate! It starts early in our lives with statements like, “If you let me have your toy you can be my friend.” Of course we soon learn Read the rest of this entry
Can you really be friends with Jesus? Isn’t that just a load of folk-lore?
I hear people saying, “God told me this” and “God told me that” but no one else seemed to hear it. Some of the people who say that sort of thing most are a bit Read the rest of this entry
She was dreading this morning. She’d been dreading it for weeks and now it was here. Her first day at a totally new school, not a friend and not a familiar thing in sight! You might think she’d be good at this by now but it seemed to be getting harder and more stressful each time. Her mind filled yet again with her all-too-familiar question, “Why do Read the rest of this entry