When Life Hands You Lemons……. Remember Hope

Lemons to lemonade…. It can seem such a long way from one to the other- at least from our mortal perspective.  Today, I meditated upon an old favorite – Psalm 147.  In past years, it has provided great comfort.  I hope that each person taking the time to read this will take more time to actually read the Psalm and meditate upon its beauty and truth.

When Life Hands You Lemons……Rest

When Life Hands You Lemons……Rest  by Dr. Potter’s amazing wife

Rest.  It’s such a nice word.  It’s such a popular concept.  But, why does it seem so elusive? In our frenetic culture, the rest is often talked about but seldom practiced.  Then, there is that all too pervasive human tendency to fear and fret- even when sitting still. 

Scribbles on a Page

I have a friend who is a gifted visual artist, and her musings and artistic insights often strike me as significantly profound life lessons.  Well, the other day, as we sat on her patio taking in the warmth of the spring sun while pouring over paper and pastels, she began scribbling on a page.  That’s right,

Fountain 5: Biblical Thinking about Health

Effective functioning as Christians is only possible if we learn to view health as God has revealed in the Bible.  A fragmented view of person and community will never restore wholeness to either. While we know that God’s ultimate plan for physical and spiritual wholeness will not be perfectly complete until the next life,

Psalm 56 – My Tears Are In His Bottle

Another intimate prayer song from David delivered to God at a time of great uncertainty when he had been seized by the Philistines.  Needless to say, David was once again in a tight spot.  In this, he pours out his plea to God.  Telling God what he surely already knows—the enemy is relentless.  The enemy is “trampl[ing] on me all the day” (vs2) he cries.