Even the most beautiful woman will likely lose that hourglass figure as she ages and will begin taking on the shape of a crayon melting in the sunshine. Maybe that’s a problem for you but it’s not for me. Why? Because I’ve fallen in love with who my wife is, not what she looks like.
Let’s imagine the Holy Spirit as a glowing ember flickering in your soul somewhere, wherever that happens to be. Your small intestines? I don’t know, it seems like when something … Continue reading The Fire Building Principle
Trust comes from commitment. Commitment is proven in the grinding millstone of daily life, not in peaks of emotion. Although once that commitment has been tested and proven to be genuine, it will give the relationship the foundation needed to build emotional skyscrapers.
The brilliance of God taking sinners and turning their lives around is that it makes a very compelling story. The best stories are not ones where the hero makes all the right choices, faces no hardships, and easily fulfills his calling.
You may not even think you’re qualified to do what He’s asking but God is not limited by your lack of ability, only your lack of obedience.
A couple weeks ago, our family got out of the house, packed up the baby paraphernalia into the minivan, and drove down to Fiddler’s Pond. It doesn’t have any fiddlers … Continue reading The Stroller Analogy
Both truth and spirit are inseparable ingredients in the chicken noodle soup of marriage and religion.
While I was sitting at the coffee shop, it struck me that bacon, Tim Tams, and the Headship Order have some things in common.
You find yourself huddled in a hand dug trench filled with pools of stagnant water, mud, and slimy bugs that are probably poisonous. It is possible that the bugs are … Continue reading The Soldier Analogy
A great example of aircraft helping to transport missionaries into hard to reach places, which results in great moments like this!
I had devotions at church today and thought I’d share my notes on our blog as well. I don’t claim to have this mastered (I complain to God more than … Continue reading School of Hard Knocks