Contemplating Oz: If I Only Had a Brain

Life Notes—September 26, 2013    “O simple ones, learn prudence; acquire intelligence, you who lack it.”  Proverbs 8:5 “Oh, I’m a failure because I haven’t got a brain.”  The Scarecrow Dorothy and Toto are traveling the yellow brick road when they come to an intersection.  As they contemplate the best road to take, a scarecrow … Continue reading Contemplating Oz: If I Only Had a Brain

Contemplating Oz

Life Notes—September 19, 2013    “Peace be to the whole community, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”  Ephesians 6:23 “Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore!”  Dorothy Gale There was a once-a-year event when I was a child that was not to be missed.  It … Continue reading Contemplating Oz

An Unencumbered Spirit

Life Notes—September 12, 2013    “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”  Matthew 5:3 A decade ago we had an above ground swimming pool installed in our backyard.  I built a wooden deck around the pool and we had many years of summer fun with family and friends.  Youth … Continue reading An Unencumbered Spirit

Throwing Stones

Life Notes—September 5, 2013    “…they said to him, ‘Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery.  Now in the law of Moses commanded us to stone such women.  Now what do you say?’  When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, ‘Let anyone among you … Continue reading Throwing Stones