The Old Testament. Where does your mind go when you hear those words? I know for years my first thought was, "Ugh, it's so old and boring.". But over the course of my life, two things have had a great impact on the way I perceive the Old Testament. The first was a college professor, Dr. … Continue reading Stone It To Death
A monster has taken up residence in our home and its name is Liar. Our six year old son has picked up a terrible habit of not speaking the truth. The frightening thing is, he's darn good at it. Often times, the only reason I know he's lying is because I already know the truth. … Continue reading The Lying Game
Giant (n): a person or thing of unusually great size, power, importance, etc... (adj): unusually large, great or strong; gigantic; huge. There are going to be giants in your life. If you aren't facing one today, you will soon. I don't say this to bring gloom and doom but to state the reality of living … Continue reading Defeating the Giants
Why is it that we, as Christians, fall into the trap of thinking that God's Will for our life should be handed to us on a silver platter? Let's be honest for a moment. Have you ever said, "Well, that can't be God's plan for my life, look how much work it's going to take! … Continue reading No One Said It Would Be Easy
Do you ever find yourself running from God's commands? I'm not talking about those who are living a life that is obviously full of sin and rebellion; I'm referring to those who call themselves Christian and yet choose not to obey when God calls them to something they just don't want to do. If the … Continue reading On the Run
These earthly relationships of marriage and parenting (and even intimate friendship) put us in a place where we must consider our own wants and needs last.
Of all the character flaws that I possess, the greatest is a lack of perseverance. Giving up is easier than enduring, or so it seems in the moment. Ironically, the times when I do demonstrate perseverance are not good. I persevere in my anger when I feel I have been wronged. I persevere in my … Continue reading Perseverance