• The Lost Art of Pondering

    If you like this blog post I ask you to share it! Ponder whether it can help the people who follow you! If so, please share. The Lost Art of Pondering We live in a world that is literally drowning in information and social communication. Our idea of what it means to think about something,… Continue Reading

  • We’re All a Mess and It’s OK

    I have two very wise mothers. My own mother will often be heard to say, “We’re all a mess,” which is meant to be a graceful equalizer, not a criticism, to remind herself and me to cut other people some slack. As well, my mother-in-law will often be heard to say, “We’re all doing the… Continue Reading

  • What is Doctrine?

    In a church where people talk about having “the truth,” and being so grateful to have “the truth,” I find that so many are fuzzy on what an actual truth, or doctrine, is. I know all of us understand that we have been blessed with truth. But, when I ask people (adults or youth) to… Continue Reading

  • The Doctrines of Christmas

    Note: I often feel that Christmas programs are beautiful, and well meant, and certainly full of inspiring music, and powerful scripture. I love Christmas Sundays. But, I also often leave wondering why no one ever gives weight, more weight, and meaning to the actual doctrines of Christmas–the doctrines that make Christ’s birth unique and His… Continue Reading

  • The Christlike Trait No One Talks About

    Doctrine: God allows us be in some kind of constant mortal need on purpose because our need serves multiple purposes in His plan for us and others. Being grateful in general is not the same thing as being a graceful receiver. To receive UNgracefully is to live a lie. There are many Christlike traits that… Continue Reading