Is it Easy, or is it Important?

I’ve been reading (or listening to) the book What if it’s True? by Charles Martin.  As the master storyteller he is, he weaves Scripture with storytelling and parts of his own testimony to focus on who Christ is, His sacrifice for us, and our response to Him.  Some of the book is intense. One of…

Antidote for a Bad Day

Psalm 3 – You have been there.  I have, too. Surrounded by trouble, misunderstanding, and discouragement,  life can rival Alexander’s day in the book “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.” I think you can get the gist from the title. Sometimes we blame other people.  Sometimes we blame God. King David…

Questions

Why do we focus so much on how we feel and so little on what God said? Why do we spend so much time preparing for this life and so little preparing for eternity? Why do we spend so much time thinking about our own suffering and so little time remembering the suffering of Jesus?…

“What a Wonderful World”

Principles from Psalm 15 –  Psalm 15 is only five verses long, but the psalmist packed some important principles for life in those few short stanzas. He begins the psalm with a question for God – “Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?” (Psalm 15:1)  The principles below…

A Joyful Noise

Bear, our 14-year-old chocolate Labrador Retriever, is a singer.  Since puppyhood, he has been known to throw back his head and commence vocalizing, usually in response to a nearby siren.  He begins softly, and gradually tunes until he matches the pitch of the noise.  Full-throated singing.  It is beautiful. I know he is a dog,…

Digging up the Roots

The weed was small, and I let it grow. I thought the tiny flowers and delicate leaves were pretty, so I ignored it when it first appeared in my garden.  I even weeded around it. After a few days though, I saw my mistake.  The vine of that tiny, delicate weed had started to wrap…