Monday, August 22, 2016

I read online-in Facebook, actually-the other day that Dr. Jim Dobson has endorsed Donald Trump, in large part, evidently, because Mr. Trump is promising to return Christianity to the public square, to give us back our voice. I didn't know we lost our voice.

In my view, posting the Ten Commandments in your yard or business or office is not nearly as important as writing them in your heart and doing what they say. God has not been removed from our schools. He is present in our schools when Godly, believing teachers demonstrate Him by their behavior, not their rhetoric. Prayer cannot be removed from anything anywhere at any time. Prayer is taught in the home, reinforced in the church and practiced wherever hearts cry out to God. God is acknowledged in society-our homes and schools and businesses-when He is first acknowledged in our hearts.

 Our salvation does not come from living in a 'Christian' country. Our salvation comes from God through faith in Jesus Christ. I do not believe God's agenda is to make America great, but to make His presence in America and the world known through the Church-His presence on earth. Anywhere people of faith are, His presence is. We may very well be the only Jesus someone sees. What kind of Jesus will that be? The choice is ours, not Jim Dobson's or Tony Evans' or Donald Trumps.

"Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet;
righteousness and peace will kiss each other.
Faithfulness will spring up from the ground,
and righteousness will look down from the sky.
The Lord will give what is good,
and our land will yield its increase.
Righteousness will go before him,
and will make a path for his steps." Psalms 85:10-13 (NRSV)

"Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 (NRSV)

Thursday, August 4, 2016

The church I belong to hosts a soup kitchen every Friday, from 11:00 to 12:00 or 12:30, however long it takes everyone to eat. The meals are free and everyone who comes in gets fed, no questions asked. Volunteering there is one of my favorite things. I get to hang out in the kitchen with people I really like, and serve people whom I also really like. I see God at work here every Friday-in the hands and hearts of those who cook, of those who serve, and in the faces of those who receive. Especially the kids.There is a unity of purpose there, a divine flow, a giving and receiving that flows both ways, as God intends. God is present here, maybe even smiling.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016


Hello all. This blog is posting, sharing, and celebrating signs of God's presence in our day to day lives. The idea was born from a conversation with my mother, while she was telling me about the little things people were doing for her-random acts of kindness. I believe these things go on unnoticed all over the place, all the time. There are other signs we miss simply because we are not paying attention-the beauty of nature, the look in someones eye, children playing, pets playing, laughter, even tears and sorrow. The theological basis-as if we needed one-comes from my firm  belief that God is already present everywhere always and desires to make Himself known. so if you think you have seen God somewhere lately, let us know. There is no right way here, or wrong way. This is not a debate and political correctness-or political anything-is not necessary or even welcome. This is a place for sharing and celebration. As far as I know, anyone can comment. If you have problems, let me know. By the way, if you think you might be interested in how you can be God's presence to others, check out my other blog an Many blessings!!!!!