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
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?”
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?
“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
“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
“(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)
“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?