New Direction

Psalm 40:3 He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what he has done and be amazed.They will put their trust in the Lord. NLT I have a song going through my head (and it's not even mine) "there is no place I would …

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From Water to Wine

First off this is not an in-depth analysis of this miracle that Jesus performed. This is just a beginning observation of his ability to transform one thing into another. As in: Jesus is able to lead me in the transformation of this blog, just as he is able to lead me in my own transformation.  …

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Tend the Garden

Stuart M. Perkins also known as the Storyshucker, is a poignant storyteller. This particular story touched my heart. Read and see the power of a story may change a life.


A longtime friend commented during dinner that her next door neighbor’s son was on the path to nowhere and constantly in trouble. She thought herself clever referring to him as “a weed in the garden of life”. Although an avid fan of barbed words and wit, I found her comment harsh directed at a kid who was barely a teenager. He was dismissed and labeled as worthless. A weed.

“But maybe he’s a pokeweed!” I said in a positive tone.

She rolled her eyes. I recognized the look of resignation on her face. The look many of my friends have when I spit out a puzzling one-liner and they know a story is coming. She sipped her drink and grinned, arms crossed in silent permission for me to proceed.

Years ago I had a yard packed with plants. It was full of boxwoods, azaleas, and geraniums surrounding a dogwood centerpiece…

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