Monthly Archives: December 2011

Seasons of Change

“Sunrise, sunset, quickly flow the years…” as the lyrics to the song from Fiddler on the Roof goes.  The wise King Solomon wrote, “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time … Continue reading

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Makin’ a List; Checkin’ It Twice

Makin’ a list, checkin’ it twice.  Yup, here I am again making my New Year’s resolution list.  My daughter told me about attending a party where you list your failings of 2011 and  burn them; then, on another sheet of … Continue reading

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Inside Out

“Move over, stupid! You’re in the speed lane!”  My less-than-stellar epithet fills my car’s interior.  “The light is green, dummy!” I add at the next intersection.  While standing in line at the grocery store, I seethe beneath my breath, “This … Continue reading

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Christmas Day 1776

One of my favorite Christmas stories occurred in 1776 along the Delaware River. The war for independence wasn’t going well.  The Continental troops were cold, sick and hungry.  Morale was abysmal. Fearing his men would desert, Washington instigated a plan … Continue reading

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Christmas Pickles, et. al.

I love Christmas, and everything that goes with it–the lights, the candles, the bells, the cards and emails, homemade fudge, the carols, shopping, even plastic Santas on my neighbor’s lawn and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,”blaring from LOUD speakers at … Continue reading

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Afraid of My Own Shadow

I used to bee afraid of my own shadow. There was a time when I could “see” boogymen waiting to pounce to destroy my peace of mind.  I regretted the past, hoping none would reveal what a dirty, little scoundrel … Continue reading

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It Happened Again!

Trapped in mid-day traffic!  Cars, trucks, vans and buses zig-zagging from lane to lane.  Horns honking.  Drivers gesturing in “good will” or accelerating to beat changing street lights.  That’s where I found myself a few hours ago.  Frazzled from the … Continue reading

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Power of His Name

No, I am not repeating myself!  Observe the humble preposition change from in to of.  Scholars claim there are more than 144 names for God in scripture that describe a different aspect of His character and greatness.  But did you know seven of … Continue reading

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Power in His Name

Though raised in a Christian home, a young friend of mine began dabbling in the “New Age” philosophy.  One lazy afternoon she fell asleep on her living room sofa.  Whether it was a warning dream from God or demonic reality, … Continue reading

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The Wow Factor

Posted on Dec. 13 (Bloomberg) — Scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research have narrowed the range where the hypothetical “God particle” created at the beginning of the universe may be found, closing in on evidence of its existence. … Continue reading

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