This is an all too common exclamation. Nobody really thinks the person using it is actually wasting away.* Their body is sending their brain a signal that it hasn't consumed food in a few hours and they better get on it. Often this happens when we skip breakfast. I ran accross this verse recently in… Continue reading I’m starving!
On this first day of spring, I got out to walk Lake Arlington. Though it was a grey day, it was mild enough to get my heart rate up. Before I took the trip around the lake, I stopped to snug up the laces on my gymmies. Sounds simple right? Well one of the challenges… Continue reading A walk in my shoes
One of my favorite characters is Jesse Stone played by Tom Selleck. CBS and Hallmark have popularized his movies based on (at the beginning) the Robert B Parker novels. Jesse is the troubled police chief of Paradise Massachusetts. He is frequently asked about his former career as a baseball player. When he is asked if… Continue reading Everyday
Imagine if you will, walking into your local bowling establishment. You meet your friends, rent the shoes and go to the rack of available balls. Adult bowling balls typically weigh 16 lbs. each. A single rack may hold a dozen or more balls for the patrons to use. The racks are bolted to the… Continue reading A bag of balls (Revised & edited 1/27/2018)
I was praying about a number of burdens recently. I found myself saying "Lord, I don't want this for myself" as if the act of intercession was a selfish act. I wasn't praying for the request for me. I was asking for something for another. Then I got to thinking that maybe the request really… Continue reading I want . . . LORD.