Highways To Zion - Judy Nichols
Highways to Zion is a weekly devotional message written by Judy Nichols and aired on WVMC FM.
I do not like to clean my house. I can find any number of things IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d rather do than clean. As a consequence, I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t usually clean until my house is visibly dirty Ã¢â‚¬â€œ dust bunnies under the buffet, cobwebs in the corners, and dust you can draw pictures in. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not hard to find the dirt when I finally get around to cleaning and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s gratifying to be able to see the difference afterward.
Spring cleaning used to be a ritual in every home. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not done so much today, although doing a thorough cleaning of the house at least once a year is still a good practice. But in the days when homes were heated with a wood stove or a coal furnace things got a lot dirtier through the winter months than they do now, and that spring clean-up was an absolute necessity.
Everybody knows about MurphyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Law. In its general form it just says, "Anything that can go wrong will go wrong." My sister sent me a list of corollaries recently, some of which were quite humorous. The one we can all relate to is the Law of Variation Ã¢â‚¬â€œ "If you change lines at the supermarket, the line you just left will begin moving faster and the one you got into will move slower."
Infertility is one of the most painful conditions a couple can find themselves in. There are couples who donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want children, and that is fine. But generally child-bearing is a desired outcome of marriage. In fact, I believe the purpose for which God instituted marriage is procreation Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the creation and nurture of new human beings and the subsequent health of society at large.
Sometimes I look at people, politicians with whom I disagree, in particular, and think, "What universe do you live in that you think that could possibly work?" I think they are either deceived in their thinking, trying to deceive others or theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re completely divorced from reality.