Jan 30, 2014

God Speaks

Yesterday morning I woke up angry, irritable, and hurting…for no specific reason. Felt annoyed by lots of little things – in fact, just about everything made me mad!  I tried to talk out why with Don, but that didn’t help or make the feelings go away.

Jan 29, 2014

Fathers, Don't Exasperate Your Children...

instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.  (Ephesians 6:4 NIV)

To start with, what is exasperate?  From Dictionary.com, exasperate means “to irritate or provoke to a high degree; annoy extremely.”  What is Paul trying to say? And why is it addressed to fathers only, and not parents in general?

Jan 14, 2014

Close Enough

Close enough is OK when you're describing an event but miss a few details.

Close enough is OK when you're parallel parking.

Close enough is even OK when you're hanging a picture and you're not quite at the center of the wall.

But close enough is not OK when it comes to obeying God.

Jan 8, 2014

Whatever It Takes

Are you willing to change to be more like Jesus, whatever it takes?

This morning as I prayed for friends of mine, I thought about their struggles and their victories. Some of them are struggling now, and have been going through the same struggles for quite some time. They have sought counsel, prayed, and tried. And yet they remain strugglers.