Daily Word of Grace (September 25, 2020)

Daily Word of Grace # 139 (September 25, 2020) In her 2008 memoir A Freewheelin’ Time Suze Rotolo (the lady walking arm in arm with Bob Dylan on the iconic album cover of his classic 1963 album, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan) recounts her fascinating experiences in...

Daily Word of Grace (September 24, 2020)

Daily Word of Grace # 138 (September 24, 2020) In her 2011 autobiography Sweet Judy Blue Eyes Judy Collins (who was the subject of the Crosby, Stills, and Nash 1969 classic “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”, hence the play on words in the book title) vulnerably wrote about the...

Daily Word of Grace (September 23, 2020)

Daily Word of Grace # 137 (September 23, 2020) One of the best known passages of the Old Testament is God’s calling to Moses from the burning bush and commissioning him to lead the exodus of the Israelites from four centuries of bondage in Egypt (Exodus 3:1-12).  When...

Daily Word of Grace (September 22, 2020)

Daily Word of Grace # 136 (September 22, 2020) In our day in which most people have a cell phone and can record things that actually happen, we are reminded of the power of being an eyewitness and ear-witness.  It is hard to deny what you actually see and hear for...

Daily Word of Grace (September 21, 2020)

Daily Word of Grace # 135 (September 21, 2020) In Cormac McCarthy’s bleak but powerful Pulitzer Prize winning 2006 novel The Road a man and his son are journeying down “the road” toward the coast in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.  At one point the man says to his son,...

Daily Word of Grace (September 18, 2020)

Daily Word of Grace # 134 (September 18, 2020) As a kid in the 70’s I grew up with the radio on pretty much all the time.  In 1976 Boston released their landmark eponymous debut album, an album that single handedly turned me on to the joy of rock ‘n roll, a joy I have...

Daily Word of Grace (September 17, 2020)

Daily Word of Grace # 133 (September 17, 2020) In the Academy Award winning 2012 film Silver Linings Playbook Bradley Cooper plays Pat Solitano, Jr., whose marriage has fallen apart and who has just been released from a mental health facility following his breakdown. ...

Daily Word of Grace (September 16, 2020)

Daily Word of Grace # 132 (September 16, 2020) When I was a kid growing up in Northern Virginia our neighbors across the street had a huge steep hill in their backyard.  It was perfect in the winter for sledding, and perfect year round for one of our favorite...

Daily Word of Grace (September 15, 2020)

Daily Word of Grace # 131 (September 15, 2020) Many years ago I heard a “preacher story” that may or not be true, but it stuck with me…a hitchhiker burdened with an overloaded backpack was trudging down the road with his thumb out  to hitch a ride.  A kind old man in...

Daily Word of Grace (September 14, 2020)

Daily Word of Grace # 130 (September 14, 2020) In C. S. Lewis’ classic children’s book series The Chronicles of Narnia Aslan the lion is the Christ-like figure.  At the end of the seventh and final volume, The Last Battle, Edmund and Lucy, after they and their family...