The other day, on my way into Greenville, SC, my truck blew a tire. It didn’t just go flat. It fell apart because of something I had run over. Thankfully, I was able to get pulled over and even though the tire was destroyed, the rim remained intact. This happened on my birthday. It was … Continue reading Angels without Wings
Like the Woman at the Well
John 4:29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ? The account of the woman at the well is a familiar one, but verse 29 mystified me for the longest time. So, I prayed and asked God to help me understand it better. This woman … Continue reading Like the Woman at the Well
Know That God is There
And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? (Genesis 22:7)And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they … Continue reading Know That God is There
Outside the Box
Everything about God is greater than anything about us.
Joy is a Constant
In our one of our photo albums we have a picture of all four of our kids together in their Sunday best. It was right before we were getting ready to leave for church. The three oldest were all smiles, but our youngest was as frownie-faced as she could be. I get a chuckle out … Continue reading Joy is a Constant
Straining over the guardrail when we’re standing in a pasture.
So, yesterday Jane and I were driving home on NC Route 88 when we saw something funny. As we came around a curve, we saw a huge black cow standing in its pasture, but with its head over the guardrail so it could eat from a tiny patch of grass along the side of the … Continue reading Straining over the guardrail when we’re standing in a pasture.
It is good to remember
David reminds us of a very important spiritual art: the art of remembrance, specifically the art of remembering Who God is and what He has done. Who can forget Who God is? Believers. Think of any time of crisis. When we panic, when we fear, when we worry, we’re forgetting Who our God is. Think … Continue reading It is good to remember
I just want to thank God for helping us with our yard sale.
I know this sounds petty, but the Bible says “In [everything] give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (1 Thessalonians 5:18), so I want to publicly thank God for helping us with our yard sale today. We held the yard sale today because we are moving soon, and … Continue reading I just want to thank God for helping us with our yard sale.
Life’s Unfair! How to Deal with It. Part 2 (Or, Wait! It gets worse.)
For Joseph, living for the Lord was the worst thing he could have done with his life. Well, from the perspective of casual observers that’s what it looked like. Because Joseph went from being his father’s favorite and God’s chosen to being his brothers’ enemy number one, then to being sold into slavery, then for … Continue reading Life’s Unfair! How to Deal with It. Part 2 (Or, Wait! It gets worse.)
Tie a knot in your rope and hang on!
Jehoshaphat was a king of Judah. His name means “Jehovah judges,” and he did his best to live up to that name. During his reign he brought about many reforms. He set judges over the people, men appointed to judge civil cases, and set them on notice: 2 Chronicles 19:6-7(6) And said to the judges, … Continue reading Tie a knot in your rope and hang on!