Sally’s Blog

THE DANGER OF LIVING ON THE FRINGE

In some ways, living on the edge of danger compares to living on the fringe … that is, keeping ourselves separate from others. Both invite harm, or at the very least, unpleasantness. ETERNAL PERSPECTIVES                  by Sally Bair The Fringe   You’ve probably watched nature films that portray lions going after their prey. You may even…

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SHOWING THE LOVE OF JESUS TO OTHERS

Can the ordinary person on the street be able to discern if you or I are followers of Jesus? What kind of love do we show to those around us? Something to think about. Eternal Perspectives      by Sally Bair  She loved Jesus   One of my neighbors died recently. I didn’t know her well, as…

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SALLY’S SAMPLER: WHAT’S ON YOUR BUCKET LIST? BY SALLY BAIR

Before we turned 70, my twin sister and I wrote a Bucket List, things we wanted to do before we “kicked the bucket.” Our lists were similar when it came to travel, but not involving physically-adventurous events. I wanted to take a raft trip down the Colorado River. And hike the Appalachian Trail. And go…

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LESSONS FROM THE TITANIC

Many lessons have been learned over the years about the sinking of the Titanic. Probably the most important one is about trust. Who and what can we trust? As followers of Jesus Christ, we can take joy and hope in His unfailing promises. Eternal Perspectives          by Sally Bair Trust April 15 marked the 101st  anniversary…

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GOD ALWAYS DELIVERS ON HIS PROMISES

With social media so popular nowadays, it’s not so often we receive personal letters by snail mail. But oh, what joy when we do! God’s letters to us through His Word and presence are reasons for joy, too, because they’re personal. Eternal Perspectives    by Sally Bair Personal Delivery           I sent a request by mail…

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RESURRECTION POWER

Since resurrection is a rare phenomenon, chances are good that you or I won’t die and then come back to life bodily in our lifetime. But because Jesus rose bodily from death, we can claim life after death when He returns to judge the world. Hallelujah, He is risen! Eternal Perspectives      by Sally Bair He…

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NATURE NUGGETS: WOLVES & EAGLES & BARE BONES BY SALLY BAIR

April always brings to remembrance the astounding sight of wolves and eagles in my backyard. Living in the country, my niece and I saw lots of deer, foxes, chippies, squirrels, and black bears. We even had a bobcat visit our yard one day, and a fisher. But never wolves. And surrounded by a thick grove…

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WHEN I SURVEY THE WONDROUS CROSS

Without idolizing the cross on which Jesus died, we need to remember the seriousness of it and the life-changing impact it has in our Christian walk. Eternal Perspectives      by Sally Bair The Wondrous Cross   While growing up on the farm, I often visited the lone beechnut tree that stood like a sentinel at the…

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RUNNING THE RACE

Let’s face it. We all like to win a race, even if it’s first in line at the grocery store. But Jesus has something important to say about trying to be first.  Eternal Perspectives      by Sally Bair  The Best Race  I’m not athletically inclined so never entered a foot race. I found early on that…

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NATURE NUGGETS: THE RIVER BLUES BY SALLY BAIR

It’s not every day a mom has the chance to paddle down a river with her son and live to tell about it. ♥ She did and here’s her (my) story: Over She Goes  My son, Jarl, an outdoorsy young man, thought it would be cool to treat her 40-something mom to a trip down…

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