Jesus did not take the insults and accusations of the scribes and the Pharisees personally. He saw their words as emanating from impure hearts, so he didn’t agonize over the mud they slung. He knew their bitterness was rooted in their own misery and not caused by him. He concentrated on his mission, despite their insults. His refusal to […]
The grief and shock I am feeling today, after the mass shooting by a madman in Orlando, is such that I find it difficult to write. As our nation reels and howls from another hail of bullets fired into a group of innocents, we immediately wonder What Can We Do to Stop This From Ever Happening Again? Blame others, […]
Superman is Tired
By Laurie Beth Jones
Superman is tired.
I saw him today at the corner
Sitting on the curb with his Superman logo
And a too small business jacket
and a baseball cap.
His face was red and weathered
Like he had seen way too much of the sun
Had flown too close to the sun
As he worked hard
Saving us all
And now he sits on a […]
Further Thoughts on Capacity
by Laurie Beth Jones
I have been pondering the word “capacity” quite a bit these days. It’s been rolling around in my mind like a rock my grandfather used to put in a tumbler so he could take it out later and see its delineations more clearly.
According to the Oxford Dictionary, Capacity means the amount something can […]