English was my mother’s second language, and she had a good command of it except for one word: she pronounced “crazy” as if it began with a g—“grazy.” As a teenager, that drove me grazy-crazy, and finally one day I told her that. “What?!” she exclaimed. “I’ve been saying it wrong all these years, and … Continue reading If I’m doing the wrong thing, TELL ME!
Just as you can learn a lot about a person by what they laugh at, so too can you understand their character by what entertains them. What one watches, reads, puts up on their walls, and pours into their minds will tell you a lot more about someone than what comes out of their mouth. … Continue reading Book 6 teaser–What do you find entertaining?
They will also refuse to acknowledge the darkness, even as they crash around blindly. The ancient Israelite prophet Isaiah wrote: Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (Isaiah 5:20) I can't bear to list … Continue reading Book 5 teaser–Refuse to see the shining light
No, I wasn’t having a midlife crisis. Someone in my church asked me to do this. Really. Ok, not dress exactly like this, but as something "unrecognizable." It’s a group activity called “Where’s Waldo,” and ten adults from our church group (called a ward) were asked to dress up and hang out in the local … Continue reading Not a midlife crisis–just black licorice on quinoa
In 1836 a prophetic man wrote the following words which we still need today: “We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege: let them worship how, where, or what they may.” (emphasis added) The idea of allowing all people to … Continue reading “Make your decisions as to what to embrace, but let me embrace my belief.”