Meaningful Beauty

I saw an infomercial recently for a product called Meaningful Beauty. It’s a skin care product and the entire presentation reminded me of how much our culture worships youth and youthful appearances. On one level the whole commercial and its claims were so absurd it was funny. At another level I thought of all of theContinue reading “Meaningful Beauty”

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

I don’t often do this kind of thing, but this site is called A Taste of Grace, and there are some people who are giving just that to others in great need.  I’m speaking of  the Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation.  Here is the link to their website: In essence, it is a network of volunteerContinue reading “Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep”

Looking For The Light

I was at a friend’s house recently (actually in his yard), admiring the yard lights he had dotting his driveway and sidewalk. When I found out they were solar powered I became more interested. After he told me how inexpensive they were, I went into full purchase mode. A few days later there was aContinue reading “Looking For The Light”

Living As Part Two People

Death and resurrection are looked upon by most of us from purely a Plan B perspective—a fallback position if/when Plan A is no longer available.   We are quite certain we want no part of them until there is absolutely no other option. There’s very little of the “to live is Christ and to die is gain,” mindsetContinue reading “Living As Part Two People”

Lions And Tigers And Bears (2)

Before HDTV there was BBTV (Big Bulky) television. Like most people, we don’t have any sets that fall into this category anymore. We got rid of most of most of them, but one I’m thinking of died in a surge of electricity when our house was struck by lightning. This happened years ago and evenContinue reading “Lions And Tigers And Bears (2)”

Lions And Tigers And Bears (1)

1939 was a great year for movies. Jimmy Stewart was in a couple of popular ones: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and Destry Rides Again. Some guy named John Wayne was in picture called Stagecoach. Then there was a ridiculously long movie—so much so that it had an intermission in it. It was based on Margaret Mitchell’s story setContinue reading “Lions And Tigers And Bears (1)”

Light Shining In Darkness

Steve and Lindsey Justice met in college, married, and have two daughters, Hannah and Hope. They wanted another child but Lindsey was having trouble getting pregnant. She was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)—a disorder that complicates conception. They began looking into adoption and Lindsey started receiving fertility treatments. She found out she was pregnantContinue reading “Light Shining In Darkness”