Monthly Archives: November 2010

Thankful in all things…..

It’s easy to be thankful for that which is easy to receive, far more difficult when we enter the realms of deep pain and intense suffering. Are we to be thankful when life doesn’t turn out how we had envisioned? … Continue reading

Posted in Parable of the Talents | 1 Comment

Stand in Awe of God’s Yes

A Pilgrim Song All you who fear God, how blessed you are! How happily you walk on his smooth straight road! You worked hard and deserve all you’ve got coming. Enjoy the blessing! Revel in the goodness! Your wife will … Continue reading

Posted in My Family Life | Leave a comment

Family is a gift…..

Have you ever held a one hundred year old hand? It is a gift to be able to do so. We’ve been thinking on this parable of the talents, and it occurred to me in the mayhem of this family … Continue reading

Posted in Parable of the Talents | 3 Comments

Plant Sequoias…In Celebration of One Hundred Years

We’ve been so fortunate in our family to have two great grandmothers reach the one hundred year milestone. Truly amazing to spend time with such grand ladies and to somehow touch all the life they have enjoyed across so many … Continue reading

Posted in My Family Life, Parable of the Talents | Leave a comment

The gifts of our children…..

Good morning! I found the book To Own a Dragon by Donald Miller at the library. I love libraries by the way. Do you have a library card? Do you use it? Check out this quote and its relation to … Continue reading

Posted in My Family Life, Parable of the Talents | 2 Comments

When we need to remember…

Ricardo’s sermon on the parable of the talents paid close attention to a key thought – todo es de Dios, everything comes from God. And sometimes, God needs to help us remember that. Abraham’s walk up the mountain was to remember. … Continue reading

Posted in Parable of the Talents | 1 Comment

The creative best…..

I imagine the one thousand seemed particularly small in light of the doubled five and the doubled two. Diminished greatly in comparison to the others, but perhaps atrophied as well. Capacities clamor to be used, and cease their clamor only … Continue reading

Posted in Parable of the Talents | Leave a comment

Chewing on a bone…..

I think sometimes you have to chew on a story the way my dog Bwana chews on whatever he can find. He’s persistent. In the dark of the night, he finds all matter of unusual things to gnaw – my … Continue reading

Posted in Parable of the Talents | Leave a comment

The Flow of Initiative

And so we go on with this story. It’s also like a man going off on an extended trip. He called his servants together and delegated responsibilities. To one he gave five thousand dollars, to another two thousand, to a … Continue reading

Posted in Parable of the Talents | Leave a comment

All that arable soil…..

Don’t miss it. Stop. Pay attention. Listen. The parable of the talents appeared in two different books I have been reading this week. Unexpectedly. In a way that almost seemed not to fit. Yet it did fit, it does fit. … Continue reading

Posted in Parable of the Talents | Leave a comment