The Great Paradox of Life: Selfishness, Hedonism, and Joy

Philippians 2:3 says, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.”  (Bold print my own.) A few weeks ago I read this passage for a women’s Bible study, and the word “nothing” caught me by surprise.  It almost lifted off the page to stand alone. I’ve…

Dorothy’s Hands

“Where is everybody going?” my 91 year old mother-in-law asked, her forehead furrowed.  “And why are they in such a hurry?” What a profound question.  Where is everybody going, and why are we racing as if the world would crumble if we slowed down?  For a woman who dropped out of seventh grade to work…