This one thing I do…

This one thing I do…

I’m sure you know the adage; Work expands to fill the time available. In our house, we’ve changed that to; Time does NOT expand to accommodate all the things Wyn wants to do! My good man is fully supportive of my many and varied projects but he does joke that I’m a serial over committer. There’s a lot of truth in that and I realise I need him to remind me sometimes – even often! – that there’s a finite...

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Pharisees

Pharisees

Have you ever heard someone’s speech described as pontificating? If so, they are being accused of expressing their views in a ‘pompous and dogmatic’ way! It’s a rather strange word and I am always interested to know where these words originate. Pontificate comes from the latin words- Pontifex – Pont – bridge and fex (from ‘facere’) – make. So, in effect, it means to make a bridge between two isolated or separate things or...

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The verse of the day

The verse of the day

I sat at the gate, sipping a coffee as I waited to board the plane for my 6:20 a.m. flight. Despite the early hour, fellow travelers buzzed with conversations, excited, I am sure, for adventures ahead. I was excited, too. Ready for a break from work and looking forward to seeing my nephew and his family after too many years. One of the aspects of travel that I enjoy most is people watching. I love observing how people interact in families,...

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Go and tell…

Go and tell…

It’s Sunday evening, time to send my offering off to Wyn for tomorrow’s posting. I was so blessed with the message in our worship service this morning, I want to share some of it with you all. Pastor Tim is a middle-aged, very energetic man. Leading the service he draws us all in immediately and we find ourselves loving to worship our Creator, our Lord and Savior. When I leave Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, I know I have truly worshipped God!...

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Self Control

Self Control

We’re all aware that self-control is one of the Biblical disciplines of a Christian life. Some forms of self-control are relatively easy for us, and others considerably more difficult. For example, you may state confidently that you are not promiscuous, a drunkard, gambler or practice any of the other troublesome human behaviours which are prevalent in society. However, before we take any personal credit for being such a ‘good person’,...

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