It wasn’t the dog, this time

There’s a new culprit in the house.

Me: “Okay, guys, whoever used the jelly last, needs to wipe up the counter. There are spots of jelly dried every where. Gross.”

Kids (simultaneously chiming in): “Not me. It wasn’t me.”

Me: “Well somebody did.”
Daughter: “It was dad. He made a sandwich today.”

Me: “Dad made a chicken salad sandwich. He didn’t use jelly.”
Kids: “Well, it wasn’t me.”

Me: “Okay, so it must have been the Holy Spirit… came down and and apparently, God made himself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich?”

Son (laughing big belly laugh): “Yep.”

Dad: “Yes. Jehovah did it.”
Me: “A Jehovah sandwich?”

Should we open a restaurant and call it Belly of the Whale?


Enemy and Teenager – synonymous, right?

Pretty sure not everyone is going to survive the teenage years in our house hold.
 The Apostle Paul, in his letter to the Romans, gives us examples on how we are to treat our enemies and the importance of love and peace.  I always think “enemy” is such an extreme word, as who truly has “enemies” anymore? It’s a bit antiquated to me. Applicable when Nations are at War (kill or be killed), or back in the day of Blood feuds, like Montagues and Capulets. Avenge death. Mortal enemies.
Then, introduce the TEENAGER, (God’s test):
…When questions are answered with a snide, “Obviously.  What did you think?  Can’t you see with your own eyes?  You should just know without asking me.”
…or requests receive response of, “Not right now.  Later.” and closing bedroom door to end conversation.  (sometimes right in your face.)
The battle of the teenager vs. the Parent.  I never realized that “enemy” could actually apply to your own offspring, whom you love regardless.  BUT, there’s not so much peace goin’ on?  Prayin’ for lots of it.  (and wine, copious glasses of wine?) 🍷🤪

Rebel Lion

Ever find yourself on autopilot…

 pausing while reading…

Wait a minute.   Back up.  What was that?

Do Not harden your hearts as in the rebel - 
lion, on the day of testing in the wildner - 
ness, - Hebrews 2:8

A Rebel Lion?

What’s a rebel lion?


Rephrasing it…A Lion in Rebellion…what does that mean?  I’m going to have to look up commentary on that.  Ohhh, Rebellion.  (hahahah)  Good thing I didn’t read that aloud with my small group.  Okay, this is in reference to when God had Moses lead the Jewish people out of bondage and into the wilderness.  And they complained about their conditions.

But I can’t think further about this, because cue in David Bowie’s, Rebel Rebel…and I’m singing away.  (Do Do Do Do…Do-do-doooododo.)  Just another snap-shot of what’s going on in my mind, while I try to read the Bible. So, I need to get it out of my system so that I can move forward with my reading.  And now…you’ll have this in your brain too…you’re welcome.  At least it’s a good tune!  I love me some David Bowie.  Jesus and David Bowie.  Where else are you going to find this combination other than my blog?

For those that might take offense, just change the words.  “You find yourself in the wil-der-ness, and everything seems to be a mess…hot child, the Lord, loves you so…do,do,”