The Now of the Word

The Now of the Word

     The waitress was tap, tap, tapping on the order ticket with her pencil. The others at the table were all staring at me with anticipation. I just couldn’t decide. There were so many choices on the menu, and everything looked so good. What was I to do? Did I want the special or something from… Continue Reading

Standing on Solid Ground

Standing on Solid Ground

     From the time I began walking and into the start of first grade, I wore white high-top shoes with steel plates built in on the instep side. This was to keep my ankles upright. These white shoes did not bother me until some of the children began to tease me about wearing “baby shoes.” I… Continue Reading

Making God’s Will Our Will

Making God’s Will Our Will

     When I was an electrical apprentice, I received my first copy of the National Electrical Code book, which gave me instructions for the proper installation and utilization of electrical materials. It was the right “doctrine,” the standard, for me as an electrician to follow. During the twenty years I worked as an electrician, I grew… Continue Reading

The Stability of Our Times

The Stability of Our Times

     You can see the desire for stability all around. Race drivers want a stable car or motorcycle to carry them over the racecourse to victory. Rocket scientists want a stable rocket that will fly straight toward its destination rather than an unstable one that spins in the air and crashes to the ground. Sailors want… Continue Reading

Filled and Blessed

Filled and Blessed

     When I was growing up, one of the things I looked forward to each November was our Thanksgiving dinner, because my mom would prepare a great big, delicious meal. She would make some of my favorite dishes that I was very excited about eating.      The turkey was always good, but I looked forward to the… Continue Reading

The Counsel of the Lord

The Counsel of the Lord

     The first ten amendments to the United States Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights. They spell out what the framers of the United States government deemed the most important and fundamental rights of citizens.      Of particular interest to me is the Sixth Amendment, which guarantees an accused individual the right to counsel in… Continue Reading

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