#1. It’s a glib and often ignorant remark to say a deceased person is in a better place.
#2. I have salvation today, so anything else is small potatoes.
#3. Expectations are a dangerous thing and can turn into deadly weapons.
#4. Christmas Eve storm knocked out power. Christmas day spent without water. Day after, toilet had to be fixed. Merry!
#5. Missionaries sometimes spend the last weeks of the year wondering if they’re going to get a notice from supporters of terminated support.
#6. An original verse: Fire and water spill upon the earth, / Destroy the fragile human’s sovereign myth.
#7. A Bible verse: “Therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest-ready fields” Mt 9.38.