We are all slaves to something and we always become like the one we serve.
God's plan for our lives is peanut-butter-and-jelly simple but so often we want to put the peanut butter and jelly on the outside and wonder why our lives are such a sticky mess.
Clean "-ish" When my brothers and I were much younger, our family lived in a house where one room was designated as our playroom. We built things out of Lego, had play fights (and real ones), built forts and did all the other things little boys at play will do. We also made huge messes. … Continue reading IS THE WHOLE ROOM CLEAN?
Have you ever had a heartache so deep or a circumstance so overwhelming that you just didn’t know what to pray? You go before God and try to bare your heart to Him but the words just won’t come? It seems when you start to pray the hurt is so deep that all you can … Continue reading What to pray when we don’t know what to pray
Standing against the crowd for God makes you stand OUT from the crowd. It makes you a target to your enemies but a focus of blessing to God.
We'll go to more trouble to remove a pebble from our shoe than we will a problem from our heart.
Many well-meaning Christians run around through life worried about “messing up” and live under the delusion: “If I mess up, God will be done with me.” That’s a lie. Because God already knows you’re going to mess up and He already has a plan for when you do! Look at what He told Israel before … Continue reading God Already has a Plan
It’s easy to think that our troubles are bigger than God because our troubles are so close. Things take a turn for the worse, the world as we know it ceases to function in the way we think it ought to and we immediately think that God is not all He says He is, or … Continue reading Seeing Beyond Our Troubles
It happens – thunk – every year – thunk! In the Spring – thunk! For about a month – thunk! This male robin makes his home in a tree next to our house and attacks all our windows. Why? Because he sees his reflection as his competition. He could be running around impressing the lady … Continue reading Blue Bird of Happiness, Meet the Red Bird of Stupidity
As God continued preparing the people of Israel for their entry into the Promised Land and the blessings they would face, He made some startling revelations about their past journey and their future. The difficulties they faced along the way were not just allowed by God, they were authored by Him. And thou shalt remember … Continue reading Difficulty, Deprivation, Deceit – and the Glory of God?