LTSP Blogs

Noah's Earth, Ark and our Creation


Genesis 9:8-10: God says, “I, yes I, am establishing my covenant with you all and your offspring after you, and with every living creature that is with you, from birds to herds, every living thing on earth with you, as many as came out of the ark.” And, Mark 1:13: “Jesus, was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by the Satan; and he was with the wild animals; and the angels ministered to him.” This morning I invite you to consider a ‘Cosmic Covenant with Creation.’

40 Days of Looking at Ourselves

Lent Begins"In many cultures there is an ancient custom of giving a tenth of each year’s income to some holy use. For Christians, to observe the forty days of lent is to do the same thing with roughly a tenth of each year’s days. After being baptized by John in the river Jordan, Jesus went off alone into the wilderness where he spent forty days asking himself the question what it meant to be Jesus.

I Am NOT Old!

If oyu haven't grown up by 50...I went to get my eyes checked this week and had to list my age, allergies, and current prescriptions on the patient information page. (Five meds I take daily.) I had to list my allergies to medications. (I had a couple. Namely, penicillin.) And I had to do a glaucoma and cataracts test. (Good for now.)

Winter at the Beach?!

Sunset at the beachGoing to the beach in the winter is not something I had ever thought much about. In the best of circumstances I am not really a beach person.  I do not like the feel of sand in my clothes or between my toes. I do not drink tropical drinks with little umbrellas in them.  I am not a super strong swimmer and the rough surf beats my knees up. And I do not like to be in the sun too much.

An Iron Lady with Soft Spots

Yesterday we saw a great new movie about Margaret Thatcher, called The Iron Lady. Meryl Streep is a tour de force in the role. The film is about England under the leadership of the first and only female Prime Minister in their long history. She is depicted in an interesting contrast to her public persona. In real life she was thought to be defiant, demanding, and difficult. The movie shows other sides to this powerful woman.