Sunday, November 2, 2014

Treasures and Trades

One of the writings for the week that you can read in full on The Bottom Line if you like.  Here's the intro:

treasure chestIn the 1970s there was a popular game show called “Let’s Make a Deal.”  After multiple small trades, the show concluded with an opportunity for two participants to trade their winnings for a mystery deal behind Door 1, Door 2 or Door 3.  It was a fun game with trust on the part of traders and integrity on the part of the organizers.  Traders often gave up personal items such as shoes or purses only to receive them back at the end—often with hidden treasures inside.  When traders won ‘zonk’ prizes such as a live lama or a person dressed in an animal costume, an option to take cash instead came with them.   Everyone left a winner.
We have that same potential in life:  assured winnings!  Every day offers us ‘trades,’ and none are small...

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Hidden Treasures

Reality TV
Reality TV is such an odd title for shows made for television. Immensely popular, they are not known to provide much ‘reality.’  Would you believe there is a glimpse of divine design to be seen in shows such as Junk Gypsies, Pawn Stars, Rehab Addict and even Super Nanny?  Their popularity sprouts from a place deep within us that calls us to uncover treasure.  In a world which chases recognition as a sign of success, a deep longing for intrinsic value to be recognized exists.  Reality TV shows that focus on restoration, whether transforming trash, rehabbing a shabby home or healing broken families, speak a truth we know in the depths of our souls:  true treasures are worthy of time and effort.  That deep longing within us finds its roots in the creation of mankind.
Travel back with me to the Genesis record of creation.  Each day of creation finds God assessing His work with “…and it was good.”   On that last day of creation, when He brought forth man, God said about the day’s work, “…it was very good.”  All of creation expressed the nature of God: 

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Guided by His Eye!

Hello, my friends!  This week I had the fun of writing about Riesa and Scooby for the Bottom Line...  here's the link and a little piece to let you know if you are interested in the rest :).  By the way, I am in the process of creating new site that I will be sharing with you all soon!  Have a blessed day.

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What’s He Looking At?

Guide with eye
It was the second week of horse training.  Quietly the trainer explained, “Today we will teach him that where you look, he must move.”  I had never heard of such a thing and watched with interested amusement.  Within five minutes, amusement turned to awe.  By then the diminutive trainer had helped the horse understand what she wanted.  As she leaned to the right and stared at the horses’ hindquarters, the 1200 pound beast began to pivot in a circle, moving only his hind end.  “You see.  As soon as he understood what I was asking, he did it,” she casually explained.
My mind immediately thought of two scriptures—and my frequent failure ....

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