Are you a door for the King of Glory? I’ve asked you stranger questions before… but, seriously, this has got to rank up there with one of the strangest questions– Are you a door for the King of Glory? So let me tell you a story before you answer my question. He had failed once, […]
I’m always learning…but honestly the lesson I learned at the wedding reception surprised me. But, let me show you instead of tell you. Come walk with me and let’s take a closer look at the wedding reception at Cana in John 2. You can hear the laughter and the voices trying to talk over the […]
It was so hot– even in the shade. I still had a long distance to walk when I noticed the sign, “Springhouse Well.” I hadn’t seen an artesian well for years; maybe since my childhood. The sign reminded me of a visit to my aunt’s house in rural Alabama. My dad had taken me to […]
You will never hear me say, “Please, let me run”. But that’s what I read in the story of Absalom’s coup in Scripture. And I’ve heard my daughter-in-law, Jenny, say it in response to my wanting to give her a break away from the children. I suggested shopping. She suggested running. Maybe, I noticed the two […]
Labor Day weekend is Apple Festival time in North Carolina. We wanted to beat the crowds so we headed to Hendersonville before the weekend. Our first stop took us to Lake Lure, no apples, just lots of beauty to enjoy. I love to walk along the lake flanked by gorgeous mountains. The Knock-out Roses and […]
Legos were scattered all over the den floor. Paper and crayons were strewn on the hearth which had become their drawing table. I washed dishes and Wayne cooked a fabulous southern breakfast, which by the way, he is famous for! After breakfast Wayne and I, each with a cup of steaming, black coffee moved into […]
It is old news, but if you saw it you will never forget it? Did you see it? I couldn’t watch it until the event was completely finished–too nerve racking for me. 1400 feet isn’t a record breaking distance. But when you consider the 1400 feet is crossing a gorge in the Grand Canyon and the bottom […]
- Their desire to fish took them to an unusual place.
- They didn’t know what to do with the fish when they got it.
- Are they ignored as if they were invisible?
- Is there a discipleship program?
- Be friendly.
- Introduce yourself.
- Ask their name.
- Repeat their name.
- Ask them disarming questions that show you are really interested.Questions like what is your profession? Do you live in this area? How many children do you have? Now don’t rattle questions off like a machine gun, but ask them warmly with genuinely interest.
- Then write down their names in your notes or iPhone.
- You’ll remember their name.
- You’ll enrich their lives with your prayer.
The 2012 Olympics are history. The US Team once again ranked highest medal count with 104 medals- 46 of which were gold. Their successes fed our national pride. Our glimpses of the powerful swimmer, here Michael Phelps, the amazing and adorable Gabby Douglas and the incredible perservance of Manteo Mitchell, running his portion of the relay with […]
I first heard about it on one of those morning news shows. I was working on the website, doing boring repetitive tasks, so I flipped on the TV. It was just a brief mention, grouped with a hodge podge of money saving ideas. But, it grabbed my attention–so I grabbed a pen and wrote down […]