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 have a word with a you?”

By G.P. Avants  Words are amazing things. They are powerful whether spoken, written, or even thought about. One of these days I would love to do a study of how words are real and living things, moreover how they remind us to use them wisely.  This piece is just a few examples of how I have seen the power of words affect people and the … Continue reading “Can I have a word with a you?”

Is that Honey-coated Honeycomb with Hint of Honey Drizzle?

By G. P. Avants “Do you like honey? Don’t eat too much, or it will make you sick!”                                                         Proverbs 25:16 My Grandma Kay loved her “Goody-goodies.” Her house had sweets stashed everywhere. Needless to say, I think … Continue reading Is that Honey-coated Honeycomb with Hint of Honey Drizzle?

Arumtumta

         “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

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

Audacious Grace (How Sweet the Sound)

“(They) continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus and much grace was upon them all.”                                                                                      Acts 4:33   C.S. Lewis … Continue reading Audacious Grace (How Sweet the Sound)

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?