Facts are the language of the head; Story is the language of the heart. The language of the head encourages debate; The language of the heart encourages friendship. told stories, many stories. No wonder people loved to spend the day listening to him. -Tony Kriz in Neighbors and Wise Men What kind of friends do you prefer? Please share with us down at the bottom of the page in the comments field.
I'm continuing my writing journey on the Old Testament book of Job. Following is another excerpt from my work-in-progress, Job: Shlobberknockered by Suffering. Job suddenly found himself in a spot in life where nothing much, other than extreme suffering, was happening. The productivity and speed of his former accomplishments in life got turned down, way down. His life seemed to slow, nearly to a stop. What do you do when unforeseen or unexpected circumstances of life slow you
Monday is bill-paying day around here. It makes sense to get the bills paid each Monday, because the hubby's weekly paycheck is automatically deposited every Friday. This week is a bit of a problem though, for the hubby was sick and only able to work one day last week. No work = no pay, so in this case a very small check makes bill paying a very large challenge. And so, I found myself obsessing about money, and those thoughts spiraled out in a bizarre direction as I avoided t
I read an old, yet very familiar section of Scripture today—the Old Testament story of young David in his shepherding days. When King Saul accuses David of being too puny to confront the giant Goliath who has been hanging around and taunting the Israelite army, David calmly sticks up for himself: “Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth.