Meet Allie, our loved feline who marvelously expresses some modern morality. For years, Sheila adamantly opposed cats being on our bed. Finally, she softened enough to allow Allie on, IF she kept to a pad near the bottom. See pic 2 for a sample. She knows the pad is her pad. But look at the second pic—she went off...Read More
Only the thin line of hair suggests the pic above is not an asteroid-pocked Martian landscape. But that was my forehead just two weeks ago. Three skin cancers over 20 years have made me an habitué of dermatologists who look for precancerous hard spots on my skin. The last time, she took a look, ran her fingers over my face, neck and arms, and gave up. "You have too many actinic keratoses for me to freeze. I want to prescribe a cream, Fluorouracil, that...Read More
Relaxing in the small cabin, the novel I’d been reading for pleasure began to bore me, so I pulled out my J.B. Phillips version of the New Testament. Now, you gotta understand the context. I’ve read the Bible a lot. Pastoring for several decades, writing Christian books, teaching in a Christian school and an adult Bible study class tend to encourage that. And, even though much of the reading is “professional,” I always ran the text through the grid of my life before sharing it with others.
But this differed...Read More