When you plant a seed, you expect it to do something – mainly grow. But you want more than just growth, you want it to look like what’s on the seed packet. Usually, what’s on the seed packet is a prime example of what the seed is meant to become. That takes work. Both the … Continue reading Life Means Growth. Growth Means Everything.
What binds all Christians together is their common faith in Christ. When I served at our faith-based recovery program it was that bond that most amazed me. We had people with all kinds of different life stories, all kinds of different experiences and abilities, all different races. What brought us all together despite these obvious … Continue reading Our Common Bond
I am no woodworking pro. People who know me know that I make Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor look like Bob Villa. One thing I do know, however, is that the best way to make sure something is square is to use a carpenter’s square to check your work. Our eyes can deceive us. We … Continue reading Squaring Things Up
I mentioned yesterday that I used to teach at a Christian school for special needs children. Many of the kids who came to us had known only failure and frustration. Most had suffered bullying and taunting in other places they had gone to school. Our school offered them an environment where they were loved and … Continue reading Focusing on the Endzone
Most fans of American football know the name Vince Lombardi. He coached the Green Bay Packers and won the first two Super Bowls, among other things. He is considered the greatest football coach of all time. So much so that in 1971 the NFL renamed the “Super Bowl Trophy” the “Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy.” … Continue reading Getting the Right Things Right
As a blessing to the Philippians, Paul sends to them two men whom he considers kindred spirits: Timothy and Epaphroditus. Timothy’s trip is short term. Paul sends him as a liaison to comfort the Philippians on Paul’s status and to report back to Paul on the Philippians’ status: But I trust in the Lord Jesus … Continue reading Kindred Spirits
Yesterday, our dog Dawson put himself to bed. Usually, when it gets late, I walk toward our bedroom and the routine is for Dawson to go to his kennel for the night. It used to be a tug-of-war to get him to do that. Then I started using treats as a reward every time I … Continue reading Put Legs on Your Faith