Focused on Purpose

Whether we are riding a horse, driving a car or trying to get through the school year, the same truth applies: where your eyes are sets the course of your path. If we spend a lot of time looking at what we ‘can’t do’ or the things that we would rather do or all theContinue reading “Focused on Purpose”

Condition of Love

Love is not in very good shape in our world, is it?  Hateful, despicable words are common.  This world has a filter of self-indulgence, self-defense and self-promotion.  Sadly, it is a filter used by religious folks as much as political leaders. In contrast, the filter of love is the character of God.  The silver liningContinue reading “Condition of Love”

Where is peace?

The Serenity Prayer has spoken to hearts for decades.  The author is often listed as ‘Anonymous’ and frequently the second stanza is eliminated. The longing for peace transcends time and culture.  Sometimes, though, the piece is attributed to certain theologians or martyrs of the Christian faith–which takes one a little closer to the truth of its history. As it always does,Continue reading “Where is peace?”

Whose fruit?

There is a silly picture that keeps popping up in my mind.  I see a young fruit tree curling its toes (I mean, roots) and pushing with all its might.  Its face is scrunched and holding its breath, the tree mutters, “COME ON, FRUIT!  POP already.  I’m trying as hard as I can.” On eitherContinue reading “Whose fruit?”