Showing posts from October, 2013

A Bad Day Fishing

Louisiana Morning (near Natchitoches, LA)
Rain pours from the sky. The boat’s filling with water. The dog smells like—well, let’s just say, he stinks, and you haven’t had a bite all day. On your soggy lunch or your fishing line. It’s a bad day at the hole. A soft drizzle now beats at your back. You motor along the edge to look for a new spot to dip your worm. The bow caresses a nearby cypress tree’s drapery of moss, releasing a cascade of butterflies into the air. You’ve found the spot. Silence descends with the cut of the engine. You nail the small nook with a smooth flick of the wrist and watch the bait sink under the surface. And a shimmer twinkles across the water with the break of the clouds. The pole settles into the holder, and you find a comfortable position. You close your eyes to enjoy the moment. The gentle slap of water against the hull, birds chirping at the new light, a soft breeze blowing the fresh-washed air . . . A bad d…

The High Road: the Highway of Holiness

Route 66 (picture by Renee Blare)
Isaiah 35:4 “Say to those who are fearful-hearted, "Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, With the recompense of God; He will come and save you.”
God promised. He delivered. He’s done his part, it’s your turn.
Romans 1:16-17 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, "THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH."
You’ve done it, you’re a Christian. Like an eagle soaring across the sky, you feel free. But you notice the things of this world don’t fit anymore. Kind of like when you grew out of old clothes when you’re young. Things are the wrong style, or a little too tight. Whatever the case may be, you’re uncomfortable. You need to change but can’t figure out exactly how. Where do you find the answers? Which way is the right direct…


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