Optics Matter. So Smile.

Optics Matter. So Smile.

Optics matter.  As much as it hurts a no-pretense, country girl like me to admit it, they do. In case you’re unfamiliar with the term, optics means how a thing looks to an outsider. The word is often applied in the worlds of politics and business. A politician playing golf as his home state is…

“I Think it’s a Loop,” & 4 More Sage Summer Travel Tips

“I Think it’s a Loop,” & 4 More Sage Summer Travel Tips

“An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered.” G.K. Chesterton Our nine-day. “Out West” adventure ended last week. Some of you have asked for highlights. There were many. Here are five. 1. Beware of “I think it’s a loop.” “Wow! This trail is pretty steep,” my niece exclaimed, a minute or two up…

Abounding, Like Bolt

It’s not that much for someone who is poor and in a low condition to have his heart kept low, but for someone to have his heart low when his condition is high is much more difficult. Jeremiah Burroughs, Contentment, Prosperity, and God’s Glory Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have…

Stalking

Let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice! Look to the LORD and his strength and seek his face always. Psalm 105:3b-4 I get why ancients worshiped the sun. I understand why snowbirds fly south, and sleep is denied to watch the sun rise. I see why. Because I stalk the sun. It’s…