Give them a song. Carey and I planned to be in Atlanta to see my family on Thursday. We have stayed in a hotel close to my parents, the hotel has a free breakfast that we like, so we left Wednesday afternoon to stay there again and be fresher Thursday. But as we stood in … Continue reading Juking
Give them faith. We have a creek bed in front of our house that is dry most of the year but wet during these spring rains. I had a picture in my mind of a bridge crossing that creek bed, leading to a picnic table in the front yard. I mentioned a bridge to Carey … Continue reading Simple Faith
Give them direction. If I am supposed to “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness” as Jesus tells me in Matthew 6:33, how do I do that? Carey and I spend almost every morning talking with God. We read Bible verses, watch or listen to podcasts, read devotionals, and/or talk about the dreams … Continue reading Where to Go
Give them a story. At dinner with another couple recently, she asked me, “You’re a writer, aren’t you?” Almost 40 years ago I was with my Uncle Ron in Savannah, Georgia and I saw an interesting looking man on a bench. I said, out loud, “I bet he has some good stories to tell.” Uncle … Continue reading Making Big Talk
Give them the tune. We have an intercom system in our house. I sometimes enjoy listening to the radio over the whole house, but songs you really want to hear either come around too frequently or too infrequently. And the commercials can be maddening. So the intercom sat silent almost all the time. Four or … Continue reading uPod
Give them a picnic. I have always had trouble with judgment - I tend to judge others - I tend to compare everyone to myself. Doesn’t everyone? (Oops, I’m doing it again.) I have even used discernment as a cloak for judgment. I will thank God for a spirit of discernment, then judge somebody for … Continue reading Ants in Your Pants?
Give them a laugh. Last Saturday Carey and I went to the Nashville Comedy Theater – the improvisational comedy group that performs every first and third Saturday of the month (http://www.nashvillecomedytheater.com/.) We have been before and have always enjoyed the shows. They are clean, funny, and the cast is very talented. But this time something … Continue reading Funny Bone