In Genesis 24 we read the account of Abraham’s commission to his eldest servant. We’re told in an earlier passage that Abraham had three hundred eighteen “trained servants, born in his own house” (Genesis 14:14). If his eldest servant is any indication, it’s perhaps better to understand Abraham’s training as “raising,” or “nurturing” because we … Continue reading Stubborn Faith
Everything about God is greater than anything about us.
For those of you who do not know, a “EULA” is an End-User License Agreement. It’s something that comes with most software. You know that screen that pops up explaining all the legal mumbo-jumbo you’re supposed to read before you use the software? It explains what the software company’s liabilities are, what your liabilities are … Continue reading Be honest. How many of you have actually read a EULA?
Because of her asthma problems my wife had been on high-dose Prednisone for a very long time. One of its side effects can be avascular necrosis where the blood supply to the hips or the ankles can be severely diminished, killing the bone. For my wife, that happened in both of her hips. So, by … Continue reading And the hardest part is…
I set up our home network and ran network wire so I could directly connect my desktop PC with my router. Network cable is not like coax cable (like you use for your TV) or like electrical wire. You have to be careful with it. If you skin or kink the cable badly you can … Continue reading Checking your signal
Faith prays through the pain.
I discovered my need for glasses in college. Friends would say “hi” to me and I would just squint at them, trying to figure out who they were and if they were talking to me. They’d often tease me for being aloof, but I wasn’t trying to be. I was just trying to identify them. … Continue reading Spiritual Myopia
The Lord had one of the most counterintuitive recruitment programs of all time. As great as the need was, you would think He would take anyone who was willing. But it was the need that made Jesus so particular.
My middle daughter used to play for the university soccer team. In the four years she was there, her team won the national championship three times. (I like to say it was because of her, but actually it was a team effort.) That team loved their coach. I’ll call him “Coach C.” Coach C. demanded … Continue reading Two Kinds of Bosses
Have you ever made a decision to do the right thing before God, gone after it with your whole heart and then slammed into a brick wall of resistance?