Archive for May 2012

In Memory

May 25, 2012

Memorial Day.

What does it make me think of?  Picnics at my Great Aunt’s home, with all kinds of relatives (mostly grown ups), cat decor everywhere, and lots of food.  Hot dogs and orange fluff.  Red checkered cloths on folding tables.  Climbing the pole of the basketball hoop.  (Yeah, I’m going waaaay back here people!)  Playing hide and seek with my siblings in a house where none of us knew all the nooks and crannies.

Thinking about it, I didn’t even know what Memorial Day stood for until I was at least ten or twelve.   Yes, I’m sure Mom told me several times before that, but it didn’t stick.  And somehow, I think that wasn’t a bad thing.  After all, our troops stand between us and a dark reality so that childrencan be blissfully ignorant of the evils and horrors that go on in parts of the world.

This holiday weekend, let’s extend our deepest thanks to those who have stood and continue to stand so that we can be safe.

From Solomon’s Ledger

May 7, 2012

I’ve been deeply moved by reading the book of Ruth the past couple weeks. The position of Boaz has captured my attention for the first time, and I can’t help but meditate on his honor and his pursuit. While I had initially read the book under the misguided assumption that Ruth was the sole aggressor not true, I began longing . . .

Some great and intriguing thoughts from Solomon’s Ledger.  Anthony’s heart for God and His Beloved is inspiring, and I’ve been repeatedly blessed by his sometimes unconventional train of thought and his forthrightness in sharing his personal struggles.


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