There was this one time when I lost my glasses. Well, at least I thought I’d lost my glasses, and I was looking everywhere trying to find them until one of my kids said: “Dad, you’re wearing them!” To which I said: “No wonder I could see so clearly to find them.” Sometimes we “misplace” … Continue reading Misplaced Confidence in God
Because people are what we can see, we see people and the circumstances they can create for us as the source of our troubles. That’s simply not true. The Bible says that Jesus Christ is the Author and Finisher of my faith. That makes Him Lord of my blessings. It also makes Him Lord of … Continue reading Lord of my distresses
We tend to think of God in very human terms. It makes sense because outside of God’s Word that’s all we have to go by. This is why the Bible is not optional. We need Scripture to get the right perspective on ourselves and on God. From this passage we can see that when it … Continue reading God gives in the superlative and exactly what we need
Not everything went according to plan yesterday. Moving was hard on all of us because it was hot, there was a bunch of stuff to move, the refrigerator did not want to leave the house without a fight and there was only the four of us: Me, my wife Jane, our oldest Nick and our … Continue reading Yup, even in bad ones
I have friends who are Marines. None that I know of are currently active. Once, I made the mistake of referring to one of them as a “former” Marine and was quickly corrected. “There are no former Marines,” she said, “only active and retired ones.” When God reiterated the promise of His abiding presence to … Continue reading Breaking Down to Build Back Up
They say the two best days of a boat owner's life are the day he gets the boat and the day he gets rid of it. Don’t believe me? Ask Noah. Building that huge boat was no small undertaking. Dealing with the contractors had to be stressful enough! Then there was maintenance of the boat … Continue reading God always remembers
We all have elements in our lives that, for us, make life work. Let’s call them “molecules of control.” The elements that make up those molecules might be friends, family, work, hobbies; it’s different for everyone yet the same too because, like I said, our molecules of control are what we use to make life … Continue reading Splitting atoms when our problems aren’t even vinegar on baking soda.