Category Archives: Personal Musings

Got garbage?

Earlier this week I was once again awakened in the wee hours by a noisy garbage truck picking up cans on my street. I was annoyed, and as I tried to snatch a few more minutes of sleep, I imagined … Continue reading

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Live long and prosper

This morning I glanced in the mirror and couldn’t help noticing the changes the years, and gravity, have made in my appearance. For just a moment I felt guilty, as if I had sinned, somehow, by showing my age. There is great … Continue reading

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Out of step with perfection

When I can’t get outdoors to walk, I like to do step aerobics with my Wii Fit system. I eventually added the balance board riser attachment, so I could get a better workout.  The Wii Fit system is calibrated to … Continue reading

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Blessed Assurance

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 Anyone in the Baby Boomer generation is familiar with Mad magazine’s goofy, gap-toothed kid and his tag line, “What, me worry?” While, he … Continue reading

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Sowing seeds to harvest the Fruits of the Spirit

Our reaction to news of floods, fires, and other disasters can be confusing. We feel compassion for the victims, but we have our own lives to deal with. A few years ago when Haiti was hit by a devastating earthquake, … Continue reading

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Disappointment and hope

Once, when I failed to get a promised promotion, I was crushed by disappointment.  I felt as if something precious had been snatched out of my hands. While struggling with my negative feelings I eventually saw that I had not … Continue reading

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Do REAL Christians get depressed?

2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 New King James Version (NKJV) Although we in the body of Christ do our best to support, nurture, and carry each other’s burdens, when it comes to our neighbor’s … Continue reading

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A Season of discontent, or a lifestyle?

During my prayer walk one morning, after a particularly whiny session of pleading with the Lord, I was inspired to ask forgiveness for my discontentment. I was reminded of the Apostle Paul’s words in Philippians 4, that he had found “the … Continue reading

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Would you erase the years?

Reading the Sunday paper one morning, I turned a page to a large advertisement with the amazing headline “Erases Ten Years in Ten Minutes!”  I think it was an attempt to sell a wrinkle remover,  not the sort of thing … Continue reading

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Gird your loins

Today I worked out to a video on-line. When the instructor was talking about tightening our stomach muscles during an activity, she commented that having that firm support from the transverse abdominal muscles made her feel powerful, confident, and strong. … Continue reading

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