A Convenient Season

I remember times that I had to take a lengthy test at school when I was growing up, which had to be completed within a short time-limit. I also remember multi-part exams with a set time-limit for each part. I did not really hate them; I just never liked those limited-time tests. Sure, there were…

Was It Worth It?

As a young girl growing up, I faithfully attended Sunday School at my church as often as I had a way to go. When I was about 11 years old, I was also able to attend a Vacation Bible School program that summer. A neighbor girl my age invited me to go with her. A…

Afflicted or Merry?

  “Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms” (James 5:13).  “Is any among you afflicted?” Are you currently in distress? Have you been extremely annoyed or highly embarrassed lately? Or are you experiencing pain or suffering? Now is the time for you to exercise your faith and…

Lost at Humbardy Drive and Wakins Lane

I got up early this morning to get ready for my trip. After packing the car with clothes, food, and reading material, I head out. As I leave the driveway and start heading down the main road, I begin to list in my head some of the things that I might have forgotten: Did I…

Help Wanted

flickr photo shared by Alachua County under a Creative Commons ( BY ) license Come join us! We are a very well-established, well-known, rapidly growing global organization constantly recruiting new associates locally, nationally and internationally. We’re looking for people from all walks of life. Must be highly motivated, honest, faithful and dependable. Young or old,…

When the Plus Sign is too Religious

A magazine I recently read had a humorous list with three strange requests on it that graphic designers have heard from their clients. One was a client who wanted his designer to use something besides the plus (+) sign, because he considered it too ‘religious’! While this is somewhat amusing, it also reflects the current…

No Room for Gray

An answer to a question on a forum post I read recently stated that there is black, and there is white, with 256 shades of gray in between. The thought of gray areas between black and white led me consider how we often think of God and the Devil. In our sphere of understanding, we…