Archive for September 12, 2008

Astigmatism   Leave a comment

Astigmatism is not fun.  I would love not to suffer from it myself, but it remains.  Being one of absolutely no medical knowledge, all I can tell you is that it has something to do with your eyeball that makes your vision blurry.  There is no cure.

 The worst part of astigmatism is that whatever corrective device you wear to give you clear vision must always remain present.  You can’t just put a drop in your eye and enjoy the day.  You must still wear the glasses or contact lenses in order to see properly.

 Without my glasses, I feel like the man from Bethsaida Jesus was dealing with on a certain occasion.  He had been brought to Jesus for healing.  Jesus took the man out of the town, put saliva on his eyes and touched him, then asked what the man saw.  His answer is mine without glasses, “I see people; they look like trees walking around.” (Mark 8:24b, NIV) Read the rest of this entry »

Posted September 12, 2008 by David N. Peppler, Sr. in Closeness to God, God's Will

Leftover Gifts   Leave a comment

I’m sure that Christmas around your house is the same as everybody else.  The entire tree is filled with boxes and packages, neatly wrapped and ready to be opened and adored.  One of the things I like the best is how only a few of those packages are unwrapped on Christmas day, and the following weeks are filled with joy because the other gifts will be opened on no particular schedule; just whenever somebody happens to feel like opening another present.  Just like the turkey, the leftovers can be just as much fun as the original.

YEAH RIGHT! Read the rest of this entry »

Posted September 12, 2008 by David N. Peppler, Sr. in Christmas, Church, Service, Spiritual Gifts