Contemplating Oz: There is No Place Like Home

Life Notes—October 24, 2013    “And Jesus said to them, ‘Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.’” Matthew 8:20 “Oh, Auntie Em, there’s no place like home!”  Dorothy Gale Following a hit to the head with a window sent flying by … Continue reading Contemplating Oz: There is No Place Like Home

Contemplating Oz: An Accidental Calling

Life Notes—October 17, 2013    “We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us…” Romans 12:6a “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!”  The Wizard of Oz I volunteered to coach my son’s first soccer team.  He and his friends were about six years old and needed a coach.  Unfortunately, … Continue reading Contemplating Oz: An Accidental Calling

Contemplating Oz: Fear and Courage

Life Notes—October 10, 2013    “Be strong and of good courage, and act.  Do not be afraid or dismayed; for the Lord God, my God, is with you.  He will not fail you or forsake you, until all the work for the service of the house of the Lord is finished.”  1 Chronicles 28:20b-21 “Courage … Continue reading Contemplating Oz: Fear and Courage

Contemplating Oz: Judging a Heart

Life Notes—October 3, 2013    “If there is among you anyone in need, a member of your community in any of your towns within the land that the Lord your God is giving you, do not be hard-hearted or tight-fisted toward your needy neighbor.”  Deuteronomy 15:7 “Just because I’m presumin’ that I could be kind … Continue reading Contemplating Oz: Judging a Heart

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