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And so Lent begins…

Jesus was taken into the wild by the Spirit for the Test. The Devil was ready to give it. Jesus prepared for the Test by fasting forty days and forty nights. That left him, of course, in a state of…

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Thinking about Redemption.

So after thinking about Transformation, now I can't stop thinking about redemption. Transformation is incredible enough, but understanding redemption expands its significance. The Biblical understanding of redemption was steeped  in the culture of the day. To redeem was to buy back…

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Transformation

There's something about those lifestyle- reality- transformation shows that get to me. I've been known to get all misty eyed watching  What Not to Wear; and  as for Extreme Makeover Home Edition? Well just pass the Kleenex, because I am…

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The Colors Of Us.

It was a poignant afternoon. Our eldest daughter came home  from kindergarten with a booklet on Dr. Martin Luther King and she told us all she'd learned.  About the backs of buses and schools and water fountains. About Dr. King's…

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The Blind Side

When a Nashville friend of mine discovered Facebook – the first group she joined was entitled thus “If you love a Southern woman raise your glasses; if you don’t, raise your standards.” As I watched the Blind Side, that statement…

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The Princess and The Frog

I am not into the Princess thing, but I have two preschool daughters so I am hardly going to avoid it. I’m just accepting it as a phase that too will pass. But it was a no brainer that I…

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Revolutionary Road

Last night we sat down to watch Revolutionary road. It’s a film set in 1950’s America’s , where a young couple  Frank and April Wheeler( played magnificently by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet)  with full of high hopes and expectations …

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Come To Me

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your…

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