Martha Swann Murphy-Shipley (South Carolina)
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Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? - Matthew 7:3 (NIV)
For years, my husband and I shared the sink in our bathroom. Toothpaste splatter was always on the faucet — the spots put there, I was certain, by my husband. And it was a constant irritation to me. I would see the splatter and think, Why can’t he clean up...
"Many of us are used to the idea that we might speak to God or to Jesus. Maybe at times it feels like shouting into the darkness or whatnot, but it’s not hard to do—at least as an imaginative exercise. What’s harder—even imaginatively—is to try to hear Jesus speaking to us. Are we just making things up? Are we just using Jesus as a puppet to say whatever we want to hear?" READ MORE