Thursday, August 6, 2009


Proverbs 11:1 The LORD abhors dishonest scales, but accurate weights are his delight.

On our 40th wedding anniversary vacation to the Deep South, Lila and I stopped for a meal at one of the famous fast food franchises. To compliment our meal there was a packet of “Honey Sauce” available. “Honey Sauce” I thought, I have never heard honey called that before. Well it looked like honey, was thick like honey, and it was sweet like honey but as I read the package it listed the ingredients as high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, sugar, honey and caramel color. WOW! Now I know why they called it “sauce”. As I read further it said the packet contained 11% honey.

Here was something that had all the appearance of being authentic. It even used the authentic name for its label.

And it made me wonder if those around us see us as a Christian because we look like one and we talk like one but does God see us as “Honey Sauce”???

Monday, November 17, 2008


Scripture: Proverbs 27:1

“Oh my, look at that.” Oh my, look over there.” Oh my, that is the best color yet.” and so on through the day where the comments about the trees yellows, reds, oranges, and shades of green. The further North and east into Wisconsin we traveled on a warm, sunny October day, the leaves became brighter and more vibrant in their colors. It was just as we had hoped and expected as we began planning this trip with Lila’s sister and her husband back in May. I wore an orange polo shirt for the day and had a goal of standing in behind the orange tree leaves and blending in so as not to be seen. I was not disappointed when deep into the Wisconsin forest the perfect little tree with orange leaves was found the picture taken.

Today two goals were met that I had set and as they were accomplished it made for a good day. However, it would have been a good day even if neither had been met because the other sights and the fellowship made it a great day.

Reflection: Do I value a day for only what I planned to accomplish and forget to enjoy all of the day’s events?