What do you see in the pictures below? Reflect on your answers for a minute. Picture 1 could be telling the story of an upwards journey, a curious man, a weary task, or….the light at the end of the tunnel. Picture 2 could be an image of a storm about to happening, the bottom about to fall out of the dark clouds, or… the light about the break through the dark clouds. Picture three could be one glass empty, one glass full, and one glass half empty/full. Or Picture 3 could be......
“”My very excellent mother just served us nine pizzas” Do you remember what this phrase is for? It’s a mnemonic device. If you guessed that it is a sentence for remembering the order and names of the planets, then you are correct! Well, at least it was until Pluto got dropped from the planetary list! It used to be a great mnemonic device because back in the day, we had 9 planets! Poor Pluto! It’s as if one day it was one of the nine and the next day it wasn’t......
I have a question for you: Do people have it easier or harder today than 50-60 years ago? If you answer was easier, then you may be thinking something like: We have air conditioning. Back in the day air conditioning meant opening a window. We have cell phones. Back in the day we had to be good at hollerin’. We even had contests to see who could holler the best. Today we have GPS. Back in the day GPS meant a compass and a paper map. Today we have spell check and......
I have a somewhat unpopular and uncomfortable topic today. Are you ready for it? Okay, here it is: God can change. Folks often talk about how God can change us humans. But we don’t often talk about God as the one who changes. But it’s true. Just look to scripture for examples… Moses changes God’s mind on Mt Sinai. (see Exodus 32 – verse 14: And the Lord changed his mind about the disaster that he planned to bring on his people.) Psalmist sings prayers to change God’s mind all the time (for example, Psalm......