Category: Christianity

A Word on Wednesday: Blessed

I am blessed. I used to use words like fortunate or lucky. I did this to sound secular, and therefore not reveal myself as to ascribing to a Christian God. But those words can only speak to circumstances, not to being. Blessed is audacious.… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Blessed”

A Word on Wednesday: Crucible

A crucible is a container of metal or refractory material employed for heating substances to high temperatures. When metals are melted, they are prepared for transformation into different shapes and purposes. My dad worked for nearly forty years at an iron foundry. One summer,… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Crucible”

A Word On Wednesday: Season

In Wisconsin, the seasons change, drastically. The hardest transition for many is the end of summer to the start of autumn. It is hard to say good bye to fun in the sun. With life being short and summer being shorter, I enthusiastically lather… Continue Reading “A Word On Wednesday: Season”

A Word on Wednesday: Adventure

Having a spirit of adventure is one thing. Having the faith, courage, and confidence to act on that spirit is another. Lucky are those who have an adventure partner to share the journey. Luckier still, are those who have the same adventure partner for… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Adventure”

A Word on Wednesday: Jeopardy

The Lord is our shelter in the storm. In the book of Luke (8:22-25), we learn of Jesus getting in a boat with his disciples. “So they set out … And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Jeopardy”

A Word on Wednesday: Opportunity

Opportunity means conditions are favorable to achieve some end. People say, “opportunity is all around us,” and they also say, “Don’t waste a good opportunity.” Which one is it? How many times does opportunity knock? How can you be ready for it? From Old… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Opportunity”

A Word on Wednesday: Exhausted

We are living through a pandemic. Here, in a rural, sleepy, Midwestern town, there are just a handful of cases, and as of yet, no deaths. The close reaching effect on me is nothing. I have not lost my income, earlier I wrote about… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Exhausted”

A Word on Wednesday: Fellowship

Fellowship is a community of companionship. When I think of fellowship, I think of coffee hour after worship on Sunday mornings. It is one of the meanings of the word, and the most obvious place I put the concept into practice. “Communion, as between… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Fellowship”

A Word on Wednesday: Busy

Remember the days of land lines actually attached to a wall. Remember trying to call someone dialing just seven digits, and getting a jarring, repetitive, static-y tone? Busy. Try again. Still busy. There was no way to leave a message. There was no way… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Busy”

A Word on Wednesday: Worth

To know your value is to know your worth. Time and money are the quantifiers of modern life. How you choose to exchange these resources is the summation of what you consider valuable. As a preposition, worth is what is good or important enough… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Worth”