Love in the Time of Anarchy

By G. P. Avants   “ Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” John 14:27    Today I asked a student if she was getting close to graduation. She said yes, but one teacher had failed so she had to stay a little longer. … Continue reading Love in the Time of Anarchy

Can I Try That?

“But being examples to the flock.”                           1 Peter 5: 3 I love to see people of different races doing something together. To me this is cool stuff. Here’s an example. A young American girl befriends an Indian girl. She sees her friend do a traditional dance from her country. Her American counterpart is entranced. She asks her friend, “Can I try that. Will you … Continue reading Can I Try That?


         “He has made everything   beautiful in its time.” Ecclesiastes  3:11   I love learning other languages. I don’t have the time to be immersed into a culture or take a class, I just nibble as it were. I pick up words that sound interesting or have some significant meaning to them. Such is the title of this story. “Arumtumta” (arum-tum-taa) is … Continue reading Arumtumta

You’re the Right Man for the Job

“Treat others the way you want to be treated.”                                            Luke 6:31               Have you ever wondered if you are right where you were meant to be? Or how about if our life really makes a difference in a … Continue reading You’re the Right Man for the Job

These Boots Were Made for Walking

  “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news.”                                                                 Romans 10:15   In Memory of Officer Lesley Zerebny   We walked on a dirt path to Lesley’s memorial. It was … Continue reading These Boots Were Made for Walking

Awesome Blossom

“As for man, his days are like grass, he flourishes like a flower of the field.”                                                                      Psalm 103:15   Grandpa was a gardener. I loved walking in his backyard. No matter … Continue reading Awesome Blossom

613 or 316? 

  “For you ignore God’s specific orders and substitute your own traditions.”                                                         Mark 7:8   People tend to complicate, overthink, and confuse. God tends to simplify. Think about it. He made a perfect garden, with two perfect people, in a perfect paradise. You know the story, right? Adam and Eve complicated things by listening to bad advice by someone more messed up than they … Continue reading 613 or 316?