Monthly Archives: October 2016
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[Listen to Audio] Honestly, sometimes I just lose my mind. I hear things that nobody is saying.
For instance, Joy came back from her usual morning walk with our six-month old Lab-mix Gracie. Gracie was ecstatic. Joy, not so much.
“Ugh. She was awful,” Joy said. “She kept jumping up for treats. And her stomach is completely off.”
I heard, “She’s never been like this before. If you hadn’t been sharing your popcorn with her yesterday she wouldn’t be like this.” Continue reading
[Listen to Audio] C. S. Lewis wrote somewhere that it is best to try to like everybody you meet. After all, it’s easier to love people that you like. And Jesus teaches us to love everyone.
Good as his word, Jesus set the example he wants us to follow. For instance, as he gasped for breath on the cross, he asked for forgiveness for the ones who had driven in the nails. But even Jesus struggled to follow Lewis’ advice to like everybody.
Especially one group pressed Jesus’ buttons: religious people. Or at least, some among the Pharisees and the scribes were on the receiving end of his sharpest criticisms. Spiritual arrogance was chief among the traits that set him off. Continue reading
[Listen to Audio] Barbara Brown Taylor writes about exploring Organ Cave. Or more accurately, she talks about what the dark taught her in that cave.
Hearing that Taylor was researching the spiritual significance of darkness, her new-found friend Rockwell and his wife Marrion offered to take her to a vast cave network near their home. Continue reading