Make The Crooked Paths Straight

Those of you who have not yet decided who to support in this presidential election — one out of seven, according to a recent poll — you hold the keys to the castle, and my prayers are with you. Consider this disturbing report revealing details about Senator Obama’s support for Kenya’s Raila Odinga in 2006 (Odinga claims that he is Senator Obama’s cousin).  Watch this clip from YouTube, and then read the words of Isaiah, in Isaiah 59, below the clip: Listen! The Lord’s arm is not too weak to save you, nor is his ear too deaf to hear … Continue reading Make The Crooked Paths Straight

“Who Did It?”

“Who did it?” Those were my dad’s famous words every time my brother or I got ourselves into a mess.  It was his way of forcing us to fess up and take responsibility for our actions, whether they were intentional or accidents.  I am so grateful for his and for my mom’s leadership in this because it shaped me into the person I am today. Unfortunately, many in our American culture don’t ascribe to the same philosophy.  When bad things happen, it’s somebody else’s fault.  I saw this over and over when I taught in both public and private schools.  … Continue reading “Who Did It?”

More Logos Musings: Mercy

In a roundabout, had-to-be-Spirit-led way, God has me pondering words again. This time he caught my surprise when I read Psalm 4:1. Just eight small verses, yet somehow they are capturing my interest this week: 1 Answer me when I call to you, O God who declares me innocent. Free me from my troubles. Have mercy on me and hear my prayer. 8 In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe. I began thinking about what it means for God to have mercy on us. What is mercy, really? The Miriam-Webster … Continue reading More Logos Musings: Mercy