Reconstructing Law

When I was a little girl, I would soak up things like a sponge. I was a stickler for facts, rules, truths. When I burned my arm on a kerosene heater in a failed attempt to reach my Snoopy balloon, while receiving treatment from a nurse, I advised her that it was her poor eating … Continue reading Reconstructing Law

Small Beginnings

Today my daughter received her college acceptance letter. What an exciting moment celebrating her invitation into the biochemistry program she desires to begin her journey toward a career in pathology. Yet when I think of this new journey she is about to embark upon, I am reminded of a recent fortune cookie statement – “All … Continue reading Small Beginnings

Plan and Follow Through

Planning is important. The Bible tells us that before we start building something, we would certainly want to count the cost (Luke 14:28). Even so, planning is not everything. If you can only think up great ideas, but can never see them to completion, what good comes from the ideas? In Proverbs, we read that … Continue reading Plan and Follow Through

A Great Tragedy

We all have different images that come to mind when we hear the phrase “tragedy.” In Ecclesiastes, Solomon wrote that “a great tragedy” was that people who would “work wisely with knowledge and skill” would end up leaving the fruits of their labor to someone else, “someone who hasn’t worked for it.” Imagine your job. … Continue reading A Great Tragedy

God Gave

“To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds.”  - Daniel 1:17 [NIV] Today’s verse says that God gave Daniel and his friends the knowledge and understanding.  Now in this passage, Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego are … Continue reading God Gave