Bullseye Kindness

Bullseye Kindness

Read Matthew 5:43-48 Kindness. It’s no longer just a buzzword or a hashtag. We are finding that, as we stumble through 2020, kindness is a life-saving, life-giving practice. It has gone from just something nice to do for someone, to a necessity for survival for...
Kindness and Gratitude

Kindness and Gratitude

See that 10-yr-old girl with the toddler and his chimp? There were other kids her own age to play with, but she never really felt part of that group. Then there was Bruce, the rambunctious toddler. He didn’t have anybody his age to play with. His parents were busy...
Quietly, the Stone Fell

Quietly, the Stone Fell

(a short story based on John 8:3-11) The temple was crowded that day. Warm, moist heat surrounded me. The sun was brilliantly golden. This was not the first time I’d come to hear this man teach, but I was still uncomfortable with my surroundings. I sensed it was...
Down to the Roots

Down to the Roots

Several years ago, the Checotah, Oklahoma area suffered a severe drought. The water level of the largest lake in the area had receded so far that the immense root system of a massive tree was completely exposed. My daughter captured this vivid image while practicing...
Passing the Baton

Passing the Baton

“I will take it from here,” He asserted gently but firmly as I slowly opened my clenched fist and released my Baton. I don’t know how long I stood there across from Him, my hand on one end of the Baton and His on the other.  Perhaps years.  But now it became...
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