Another Caleb?

Yesterday, I read (in 1 Chronicles 2:18) about a different Caleb, born later than the Caleb who had stood alone with Joshua to commend the conquest of Canaan, the one who had spied in Jericho, the one who had rescued Rahab when her city fell. I love that: the many sequels, the many re-runs, the Read More …

Liquid Gold?

To describe my former life as “active” would be hilariously euphemistic. I was beyond busy. Every minute of every day was so tightly scheduled that I felt like a hamster running on a wheel, frantically spinning, faster and faster, until finally, exhaustion stopped me. And dropped me. And I broke into jagged shards and shattered Read More …

Play Back?

Last night, I dreamt about finding a VCR tape of my mother singing. In my dream, I was delayed in recognizing it was she, because her voice did not sound like “velvet” as I remembered. Thinking it was a recording of someone else, I missed most of the song before I realized this was my Read More …

Two Trees?

My thanks to Jennifer Ward for posting this image which, to me, conveys the difference between the Tree of Life and the other tree. Had we followed God’s guidance instead of the serpent’s, we would never have known about suffering, sorrow, pain of any kind, or mortal death. It’s not out fault that our ancestors Read More …

Stairway to Heaven?

This week’s quote is from BOYS IN THE TREES by Carly Simon, who says: “Music brought me closer to the idea of God. Music gave me the energy to revise, revive myself; renew, rebirth myself. It was a palliative, a relief.” Please consider sharing your own favorite “Snippets That Inspire” either here or on my Read More …

Pavement?

One of my favorite “jokes” tells of a rich man who begged God for permission to bring his wealth with him when he died, and God finally said, “One suitcase.” So the man found a great big bag and loaded it up with bars of gold, which he dragged all the way to Heaven’s Gate. Read More …

Same Place?

I noticed something in the Gospels today that I’ve never noticed before about Peter’s denial of Christ and where that rooster crowed. It happened outside, obviously, in a courtyard; that much I knew. But I’d never envisioned the building as a public place like a courthouse until I read that Jesus was interviewed by Annas Read More …