He Keeps Me Singing

“Do NOT think of a dog wagging its tail! He’s running toward you, happy to see you, and can’t wait for you to pet him. Do NOT picture a happy dog!”

Did you think of a dog just then? I admit I did, even though I was told not to. Why didn’t I think as I was told to think? Well, of course, because minds don’t work like that. The way we stop thinking about one thing is to REPLACE the thought with another. REPLACE! Continue Reading →

Let The Lower Lights Be Burning

I’ve enjoyed this song for years, but never did understand what a “lower light” was. I knew the Bible says “you are the light of the world” and “let your light shine” and “walk as children of light”, but what does a “lower light” do? Recently I learned this song’s history, and learned what these “lower lights” are. It turns out lives depend on these lower lights and people have died when the lower lights were not burning. Give the song a listen, then come back and we’ll talk about being a “lower light” for the Lord. Continue Reading →

All Creatures Of Our God And King

I’m a little late to this game, but I’m catching on. “BOGO” means “buy one get one”. “2F4U” means “too fast for you”. “AFAIK” is “as far as I know”. These are among many modern acronyms which depart from normal language and serve as handy short cuts to speed up texting. IMHO some of us need help learning this new speed language, LOL! Do U agree?

Departing from normal language is NOT new. I wonder if you have heard of this other much-used and much older system of departing from normal language. It has been known and used for thousands of years, and many examples can be found in the Bible and other great literature. Most people know very little about it. But YOU can know about it! Continue Reading →