Changes hit bumps

  1. Amazing how you can tell somebody something in explicit, specific terms and because of their presuppositions and expectations, they hear something different.

  2. Changes will often hit bumps. Expect them. Take them into account. Use them as opportunities.

  3. People stay glued to their cellphones. Except when you have something urgent you need to find out from them.

  4. People liked the video I did yesterday, some want more. Do I have the time for that?

  5. Stay away from those who invade your privacy. That means online companies who collect and sell your personal data.

  6. An original verse: Praise from others is the only reward / Of those who pray for notice — by God they’re ignored.

  7. A Bible verse: “When this voice was conveyed from heaven, we ourselves heard it, for we were with him on the holy mountain” 2 Peter 1.18.

State of emergency for 6 months?

  1. How can a mayor declare a 6-month state of emergency? Power on the brain. Or fear of appearing weak or ineffective, maybe.

  2. In every circumstance, our faith is tried and found sufficient and full.

  3. I’ve lived long enough that I’ve seen this movie before. Panic, money and power, forgotten crisis.

  4. Another magazine printed. Already moved on to the next issue.

  5. Any readers out there? Some strange virus must have killed them all off. Spread by the web.

  6. An original verse: The thought becomes a word which moves the hand, / But only God can do exactly as planned.

  7. A Bible verse: “The Lord is near the brokenhearted; he delivers those who are discouraged” Psalm 34.18 NET.

Theological dialogue?

  1. The discussion between Jesus and the Samaritan woman has now become a “theological dialogue,” says one writer. And here I thought it was words of salvation.

  2. Pray, and watch God do his will through you.

  3. Coronavirus is this year’s big word already. Delta’s grounding 30% of its planes, some 900. People preparing for the worst.

  4. Was Job proud, or realistic? “If I smiled at them, they hardly believed it” Job 29.24a.

  5. Know your limitations. And know your limitless God.

  6. An original verse: Every man, they say, has his price; / Here’s mine: the blood of Christ for Paradise.

  7. A Bible verse: “Please be willing, O Lord, to rescue me! O Lord, hurry and help me!” Psalm 40.13.