Happy November! Distraction can attack at any time. Don’t be discouraged by it. It may take time to make peace with it but it will happen. Whenever distraction hits, take a moment to take a deep breath and pray for God’s will to be done. Thank goodness God sees through all of the distraction that we may be consumed with. Every moment you take back from distraction and give to God is a reward of peace.  Shalom...more

It's Almost Time

As I type, I'm watching my black lab Max.  He's getting up in years and I know his time is running short.  At almost 14, he's had a good life after starting out as a rescue.  He's fat and happy and spoiled rotten....more
Enjoy your time with him :)more

That's not fair, God.

This post is dedicated to Geneva and Lauren and both of their mommies that astound me with their strength and their faith every single day.This week I've been thinking about God and His sovereignty and His justice, and why things happen why they happen. Because, honestly, a lot of it just doesn't seem fair. Things like innocent people dying in riots in London, hungry and forgotten children in Somalia, and incurable diagnoses for children.Why does He allow this?Its not fair....more

Being Thankful, Even When I'm Not

Tuesday night was tough as far as sleep was concerned.  Elijah woke up at his usual 1am and 4am wake up calls.  But Caden and Jacob decided to add some fun to my night by waking up in between because they had decided to share a bed... but then Jacob was laying on Caden... and Caden kicked him out of his bed... but wouldn't give him any of his stuffed animals... so yeah.  I was breaking up fights in my sleep at 2am.  Awesome.  Needless to say, when everyone woke up for the day at 6:30am (nice) I was exhausted....more

FOUR Jesus’ Spiritual Laws: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness ... ”

FOUR  You Will Be Filled   Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness ... for they will be filled.What you beg of God, work also diligently for it....more

Jesus' Spiritual Laws: Living the Beatitudes

    The Beatitudes   Matthew 5:3-12   Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven....more

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the ...more

Our Needs Are Not A One Time Deal

Driving to work at 5 am...in the dark...definitely gives me time to think, meditate, pray and enjoy my morning tumbler of coffee.  I actually don't mind being on the road at that time of the morning.  Even with the traffic during that pre-dawn hour, it's actually pretty peaceful.  Sometimes I listen to the radio and scan different stations and listen to preaching and/or worship music while other times I turn the radio off and enjoy the silence....more

Gone To The Dogs

Here in the Midwest we are firmly entrenched in the dog days of summer.  For one thing, the heat index is soaring to over 105 degrees, typical of August.  For another thing, there is a video sweeping the Internet starring a hero dog.  One little dog, while trying to cross a busy highway is struck by a car.  Enter the hero dog, who bravely crosses a four lane highway, dragging his little doggy friend across the lanes and out of the way, saving his buddy's life.   Not to mention the two dogs ...more

The Sycamore Tree

The story is told in Luke 19:1-7 ...more

Vampire Fiction Is Popular Because Straight Women Secretly Want Gay Men? I Don't Think So.

Last week, Stephen Marche, author of Esquire's A Thousand Words About Our Culture column, regaled us with his latest epiphany: “Vampires have overwhelmed pop culture because young straight women want to have sex with gay men.” ...more

I think it is a mark of the  Western world view that any man who displays behavior ...more