"Behold, blessed is the one whom God reproves; therefore despise not the discipline of the Almighty. For he wounds, but he binds up; he shatters, but his hands heal" (Job 5:17-18 ESV). I'm sure it comes as no surprise that the words Discipline and Disciple share the same root. So it should come as no surprise that disciples receive discipline!... Continue Reading →

A Simple Reminder

"For in him we live, and move, and have our being..." (Acts 17:28a ESV). "...apart from me you can do nothing" (John 15:5b ESV). There have been times in my life when I became frustrated with God. The irony is that I should have been frustrated with myself, yet somehow the blame fell on Him.... Continue Reading →

For Mom

"Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: 'Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all'" (Proverbs 31:28-29 ESV). My first inclination was to compose Proverbs 32, because Proverbs 31 can't quite speak of what a wonderful woman you are. Then I realized that much of... Continue Reading →

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