Tuesday, October 27, 2015

To Live Is...

I am teaching an online class on Philippians (and you will hear me talk more about it). In preparing for this week, I spent time meditating on 1:21. “ For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” In the class we will closely examine the context, but whatever the context, certain things are true.

Sunday, October 18, 2015


Sometimes I have been brought to a needed mind change because of something I read in the Scriptures, sometimes because of something another person does that inspires me, but also, sometimes because I hear about what others are going through. In the latter case, I usually see that others are facing, with faith, a situation far more challenging than my own.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Low Battery; Please Charge!

Please don’t think I am complaining, but so much of my life in this era is spent making sure that any number of devices get recharged. There is my cell phone, my Kindle, my Bluetooth headsets, my Chromebook (which I am using to type this), my electric shaver, the cordless house phones, and, because of my MS and at the top of my list, electric mobility devices (usually known as scooters or powerchairs) that keep me moving from point A to point B.  

Sunday, October 4, 2015


I have been profiting from Guy Hammond’s new book, intriguingly titled Tempt-Away. After a clever introduction, Guy quickly gets down to business and gives practical counsel on facing and responding to temptations. I’m not sure I can remember another book I’ve read with this purpose, but this one will help many.