This morning in church we sang “Cast thy burden upon the Lord” as a Call to Prayer. Here are the words: Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee; he never will suffer the righteous to fall: … Continue reading
Today in our weekly Wrestling with Truth Adult Bible Fellowship, we considered 1 Thessalonians 4. Here we find Paul moving from doctrine to ethics. In the first two verses, he emphasizes that living to please God is a dynamic and … Continue reading
Here are some anecdotes from my friend and colleague of yesteryear, Dr. David Heughins, who now makes his home in Connecticut. I am sure you will find things with which to identify. In our days of many toys and much … Continue reading
God, the Gardener October 8, 2014 Joyce Louise Thomas The beauty of God’s creation gives me a lot of joy. But while I absolutely love the springtime, I used to dread fall, because it meant that winter was not too … Continue reading
Our daily Quiet Time is an opportunity to actively evaluate and reconstruct our worldview. The society we live in says either there is no God or God really has little or nothing to do with the daily outcomes of life. … Continue reading
Here are some of the recent developments in Joyce’s Garden . . . including oak-leaf hydrangea, lilies, clematis, pansies, iris, ivy, swing, as well as general views.
The winter was hard for Kentucky and for us and we lost several bushes — among them two large knock-out roses and a cherry laurel. So . . . with the final arrival of spring, it was time for re-gardening … Continue reading
William Shakespeare wrote the classic statement on stages. It is worth revisiting at: http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/all-the-world-s-a-stage/ Recently I have been reminded of Erik Erikson’s Psychosocial Stages (http://psychology.about.com/library/bl_psychosocial_summary.htm). Actually, I have not thought of them much in recent years. When I taught psychology … Continue reading