Posts under ‘Vision’

Chill Out

As I write this most of the nation is experiencing record-breaking snow and severe weather conditions.  They are so bad, in fact, that cities have shut down completely.  We are forced to stop in our tracks and in essence “chill out”.  I have found in my life that God has an incredible way of getting […]

A Pane of Glass

This morning as the eastern sun was streaming into my living room windows I was reflecting on how we often see the world.  Many years ago when I sat in my master bedroom in a different house, in a different state, my window also had panes of glass.  I realized that if we looked at […]

God At Work

I love to share those small articles or messages I find in my daily readings that I think will benefit my readers.  So I hope you will find the following message inspirational as I do.  This is taken from the July 19 entry of A Daybook of Grace.   “It is God who works in you […]

Tattered rags

The following parable is taken from the Daily Devotional:  At the Feet of Jesus by Joanna Weaver.  I hope you get a similar response to this parable as I got.  I will provide further commentary following this June 26 entry. “The beggar could hardly believe his luck!  Just that morning he’d been prowling the streets […]

Celebration of Life

On October 30, 2012 the local news reported on a young man who had gone out to celebrate a winning victory for his University’s team and in the course of the evening was assaulted in an altercation.  Fight between overly zealous college students is not normally unusual.  However, in this particular incident the young man, Tyler, […]

Just Kids

“Encouraging the Young should never become old”.  This statement was taken from Our Daily Bread, December 7th daily devotional.  The thought was focused on how many times youth is minimized as not having as much value to those of an older age.  Most of the heroes we see in our history were men and women of […]

Titanic II

“Mark Wilkinson purchased a 16-foot boat for fishing and recreation.  Apparently he was not superstitious, because he christened his boat Titanic II after the ill-fated luxury ship that hit an iceberg and sank in 1912.  Titanic II’s maiden voyage out of a harbor in Dorset, England, went well.  But when Wilkinson headed back, the boat […]

The Happiness Advantage

A couple of days ago I watched a fascinating program offered on Public Broadcast Station (PBS) on a program titled: The Happiness Advantage.  A researcher on the science of positive psychology, Shawn Achor, spoke about his findings regarding the ability to experience more happiness in our lives.  Having a background in studying human behavior most of […]

The Fall Harvest

Fall happens to be my most favorite time of year.  I love the change of seasons and seeing the vibrant colors of Fall.  As I look back at my life I see that most of the significant changes in my life always seemed to happen in the Fall.  Some of those changes were filled with incredible […]

For every vitriolic word

“But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgement for every careless word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.” Matt 12:36-37 As I read an article about voter education and the outrageous amounts of money […]