The Results of No Discipline

The Results of No Discipline
I am SOAPing through the book of Hosea. It’s sort of “gloom and doom” book as it begins with God telling the preacher (Hosea) to marry a prostitute and keep pursuing her when she falls victim to her own vices. The reason for this bizarre command is to create a visual representation of how God’s ...

How to Get a “Like” from God

How to Get a
Every wonder if God is pleased with your life? If you’re making the “cut” with Him? I think about it often. It’s probably an age thing, but I find myself wondering if I’m on track for the life He mapped out before He “knit me together in my mother’s womb” (Psalm 139:13). And then there’s my ...

Silence is SO Hard!

Silence is SO Hard!
Slow your brain down and read this. Work through the Old English “thees and thous” and learn a lesson that can shape your life. The challenge is not understanding, but taking action. “Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together; that at length they may emerge, full-formed and majestic, into the daylight ...

When Books Collide

When Books Collide
  I love to read! I once heard, “A reader is a leader and a leader is a reader.” That one sentence revolutionized my life! Out of my love for reading, I have developed a way to use the books I read to help me prepare for lessons, talks and sermons. In fact, I was ...

Crushed!

Crushed!
I remember it so well! In fact if I think about it too long, I can almost feel the hurt in my heart as I felt it on the day it happened. It is one of those, “I can take you to the exact spot where it happened” moments. My heart hurt, I wept like a baby ...