There are some people who would do away with the Old Testament, dismissing it as irrelevant or only for the Jews. While there certainly are things in there that were just for the Jews, or just for people in general at the time, or in the specific geographical locations at the time, there is so … Continue reading Golden Calf 2.0
About a week ago someone moved into one of the recently renovated mobile homes in one of the communities we manage. I saw the home before they moved in, it was beautiful and spotless. I'm not sure that it is anymore. Nothing surprises me anymore. They put on their application that they have no pets. … Continue reading Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner
In 1990 I moved to the village of Rowayton, Connecticut. It's a wealthy little section of Norwalk, but a whole different world from the rest of the town. I'd never been to church before, aside from a single visit to a Methodist church when I was a kid, and maybe a family wedding or two. … Continue reading Blessing of the Animals
Do you like scary stories? I grew up on them. A steady diet of scary stories, scary books and scary movies from a young age led to my adulthood involvement in even scarier things."Ghost hunting" and "paranormal investigations" at night seemed like harmless distractions from long days of being trapped in an office. The nightly … Continue reading Possession
James 5:14 states, "Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord." That seems like a pretty straight forward instruction, right? The chapter goes on to say, "And the prayer of faith will save the … Continue reading Anointing
My husband and I are Sabbath keepers. The fourth Commandment is the only one of the ten that makes people uncomfortable. It makes some people downright angry. Seriously, there are people who've gotten abusive over me saying that I observe the Sabbath every week. From sundown Friday until sundown on Saturday my time is God's. … Continue reading Drop in Church
Recently I purchased a gun. I got a .357 Ruger and I love it. Seriously. I love that gun. It's for home defense, and it's for fun. My husband and I have started going to target ranges on Sunday afternoons and shooting and I am really enjoying it. I enjoy the time we spend together … Continue reading Pew-Pew!!!
Do you remember the movie Throw Momma from the Train? Billy Crystal plays a writer, who also teaches a writing class. His catchphrase was, "A writer writes - always!" That became one of my favorite lines, ever. And it's TRUE! Trust me, if I'm watching TV, or driving somewhere, or even having a conversation with … Continue reading So Creepy!!!
I'm feeling old lately. Seriously. When Bates Motel first came out as a series I watched a few episodes and was hooked. Our 21 year old neighbor was also a fan, and he used to come hang out with us once in a while. He didn't have a relationship with his parents and I suspect … Continue reading Fifty Shades of Gray Hair
Tats, anyone? I'm a fan. I'm in my 50's now and haven't gotten any lately but I don't regret any of the half dozen I got in years gone by. Every one of them has a story of some sort, don't they? When I was in my early 20's I had a friend named Amy. … Continue reading Tattoo You!