Tag Archives: Philippians 4:8

Pollyanna may have been onto something, after all.

It’s not necessary to deny the reality of ugliness in order to find beauty in our lives. Continue reading

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Guard your thoughts

I remember the time when one character on a favorite TV detective show advised another to, “close your eyes and think of all the good things,” whenever he was feeling lost and alone. Although he didn’t cite chapter and verse, … Continue reading

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Are you offended?

It sometimes seems we in the West have adopted taking offense and jumping to conclusions as our national pastime. My choice of headgear, my personal opinions, or even my facial expressions may result in insults or even assaults, if someone … Continue reading

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Thoughts and Prayers

Although it is mid-November, the wildfire season here in California isn’t over. Northern California was forcibly reminded of that fact yesterday when a devastating fire blew up in Butte County, wiping out the charming mountain city of Paradise in a … Continue reading

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