It Takes Time

Last Friday, little robotic instruments nibbled their way through my abdomen, giving light, snipping and cauterizing while the physician manipulated them with 3D visual accuracy. Four puncture wounds and a couple of hours of highly skilled work later and all was done. Except for the healing. Yes, except for that one little fact:  it still hurts and I must be careful. It would be easy to undo all that expert precision by a precipitous return to work—or to garden. Apparently, my husband informed my physician of my weed-pulling habits because she made a point of telling me, “Under no circumstances may you…

More Thoughts on Forgiveness

After I wrote what I posted yesterday, I saw this comic strip: Sometimes, a picture really does say it all. Life is too short to hold a grudge.  Or, as the scriptures put it, if you don’t forgive others, God won’t forgive you (Matt. 6:15).  The Practice of Forgiveness will be the first of the four essential Christian disciplines we will address during Lent this year.  See you on Sunday!