God shakes things up in our own lives to rid us of those things that don't matter.
When I was very young, my parents took us to Niagara Falls. They liked going there and we visited the Falls more than once. The first time that I remember was when I was around four or five. Back then, Mom used to dress me in these little overalls with straps that went over my … Continue reading Held Back from the Brink
After rebelling against God and refusing to go into battle to take the Promised Land, God turned Israel’s words against it and condemned that generation to forty years of wandering in the wilderness (Numbers 14:28-34). The only ones of that generation who would survive that punishment would be Joshua and Caleb. Hearing the news, “the … Continue reading Life After Disobedience
"For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law." (Proverbs 4:2) Before you head out anywhere, it’s best to have good directions. Personally, I had GPS before it was cool. I had a Global Positioning Spouse. Jane can read a map like nobody’s business and she’s very good at estimating arrival times. If … Continue reading Getting Our Bearings Right
Sometimes, to get our attention, God has to reach down into our lives and shake our world like a snow globe just so we can watch the flakes fly.
Sometimes we seek God AFTER we make our plans because we're running ahead of Him.
Do you have a dumb list? You know, those things you did in life that when you look back on them you think: “Whoa! THAT was stupid!” I have one (probably several) and if you’re honest with yourself, you probably have one too. Most of us can’t navigate life without generating at least one dumb … Continue reading Do you have a dumb list?