“’The other brother was angry and would not go in. His father came out and begged him,’” Luke 15:28 I actually started this particular piece seven months ago, and it was originally titled, “Score Keeping”, but even as I look at this soul verse this morning, there is so much more to it… Continue reading Join the Party
"Then Moses took the anointing oil and anointed the Tabernacle and everything in it, making them holy." Lev 8:10 I sat there in church with my mind wandering to my ever growing list of errands to do that day. I knew I should have been listening to my pastor, but somewhere between the opening… Continue reading Some Things Take Time
“Don’t sin by letting your anger control you. Think about it overnight and remain silent.” Psalm 4:4 I was angry. Not just angry, but ugly angry. I wanted to give that guy a piece of my mind. He had ticked me off, and I wanted him to know it… How… Continue reading What To Do When I am Mad
“So Levi got up, left everything, and followed him.” Luke 5:28 Many times when my children ask me to come over and look at something, or help with something, my response is often, “Okay, one minute, let me first finish – fill in the blank – and then I’ll be right there.” In… Continue reading Leave Everything?
“I will be your God throughout your lifetime-until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you.” Isaiah 46:4 Go to the gym. Lose ten pounds. Follow a gluten-free diet. Read my Bible every day. Spend more time with my… Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” Colossians 3:12 I am not a real girly-girl. Sometimes I think I’d like to be, and other times I try to be…but when it really comes down to it, I just want to be comfortable. In fact,… Continue reading What Should I Wear?
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” Psalm 19:1 I don’t know where you live, but if you live anywhere in the Midwest and you haven’t taken a moment to stand in awe of the absolutely gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, you are missing out! Too many times… Continue reading Looking Up
“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10 (ESV) A few years ago, my step-daughter wrote a song, "Nasty Scab". In her song she speaks about a hurt caused by someone in her past, and how every time she thinks of that person it’s just like… Continue reading The Infection in my Heart
“Without good direction, people lose their way; the more wise counsel you follow, the better your chances.” Proverbs 11:14 (The Message) Although the response from them may not always make you comfortable, and sometimes you wish they hadn’t opened their big mouth at all, there is nothing more valuable than a group of godly friends… Continue reading The Council That Counsels
“Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding.” Isaiah 40:28 Last night Nathan, my twelve year old son, was talking to me about what he learned in youth… Continue reading “When I Don’t Understand”