Here is a secret to the inner life: God seems to be most active in our lives when we are willing to work where we can.
We tend to forget what God has done when we’re convinced there’s something he should be doing.
473 Words – Approximate Reading Time 3 Minutes Cherry and I are celebrating 25 years of marriage this month. We decided to get away for a week. We planned a trip to Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. Yesterday we pulled out. We live in a… Continue Reading “Backroads”
Prayer is supposed to be a user-friendly activity. When done, I should know something good has happened. However, sometimes I find it difficult to feel positive. The issue is with me—not God. I realize I can pray anytime…anywhere…about anything; but when I really want… Continue Reading “Overcoming Mental Distractions When Praying”
I don’t remember when it happened. I do remember I was a teenager. I remember I was in my bedroom. I was reading my Bible. Again, I don’t really know why. I had spurts through my teenage years when I would read it. I… Continue Reading “Wisdom”
The week of Thanksgiving…what a great week! Football, food, family (not in that order)—all good things. I have celebrated over 40 (getting close to 50) Thanksgivings in my life. I can’t remember a bad one. Even though all of my memories are good, I… Continue Reading “Thanksgiving Changes”
What is your greatest possession? Take your time. Think a little bit about this before rushing to the next paragraph. I would guess your answer is probably influenced by the season of life you are going through. For instance, a child might say their… Continue Reading “Greatest Possession”
I’ve been married for 23 years. I am not a perfect husband. Truthfully, I would not even call myself a great husband. Almost every week I read about, hear of or see a man do a wonderful thing for his wife and think, “Gee,… Continue Reading “Healthy Husband Habits”
John Maxwell said, “Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you.” Daily I make decisions, but I don’t get to choose what happens after I make a choice. For instance, I choose to run a stop sign. I don’t… Continue Reading “The Art of Good Choices”
I have been trying to obey Christ since high school (trust me, some days are better than others). Therefore, I am familiar with the idea that following Jesus costs me something. Because I’ve been doing this for a while, I am okay with this principle. I don’t… Continue Reading “The Other Cost of Obedience”