Field Notes from the journey.

A25: Advent Meditation – Day 19

Heal the sick, raise the dead to life again, heal those who have skin diseases, and force demons out of people. I give you these powers freely, so help other people freely.  Matthew 10:8 When I think of my Grandmother Hobbs, affectionately known to everyone as Granny Hobbs, I think of the widow who gave just one mite. If you recall Jesus said she gave the most because she gave all she possessed. Granny Hobbs [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:19+00:00 December 20th, 2014|Advent Meditation, TLM Blog|0 Comments

A25: Advent Meditation – Day 18

The earth belongs to the Lord, and everything in it - the world and all its people.  Psalm 24:1 I remember the day my first child was born. I took one look at this beautiful little girl and realized I had no idea what I was doing. That beautiful little girl is now 21 and I have spent every moment trying to love, protect and guide her. She now lives on her own 2 hours [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:19+00:00 December 18th, 2014|Advent Meditation, TLM Blog|0 Comments

A25: Advent Meditation – Day 17

When Herod saw that the wise men had tricked him, he was furious. So he  gave an order to kill all the baby boys in Bethlehem and in the surrounding area who were two years old or younger. This was in keeping with the time he learned from the wise men.   Matthew 2:16 Growing up I became used to making new friends, new schools, new towns and new homes. This was the life of a [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:19+00:00 December 17th, 2014|Advent Meditation, Family, Relationships, TLM Blog|0 Comments

A25: Advent Meditation – Day 16

Teach us how short our lives really are so that we may be wise.   Psalm 90:12 It was George Bernard Shaw who said "Youth is wasted on the young." When I was young I had many dreams about my future, but no real sense of urgency to see them fulfilled. I had dreams but no plan. When you are young you seem to have your whole life ahead of you. At what moment does a [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:19+00:00 December 16th, 2014|Advent Meditation, TLM Blog|0 Comments

10 Personally Influential Books

People have often asked me, What books have influenced you?   Here are 10 that have impacted me and have had a part in shaping my life. This is of course not an exhaustive list, but a few on different topics. “When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left, I buy food and clothes.”  ~ Erasmus You can read the book's summary or purchase it at a discount by just [...]

By | 2017-03-20T08:35:19+00:00 December 15th, 2014|Books, TLM Blog|0 Comments