Discipline

"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 →

Search It Out!

“It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out” (‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭25:2‬ ‭ESV‬‬). When I was in college I heard a preacher speaking about zeal for the Lord and a hunger to know Him. I remember him talking about searching for "unsearchable riches" in the Word. There... Continue Reading →

For The Bad Days

"For you are my lamp, O Lord , and my God lightens my darkness" (2 Samuel 22:29 ESV). I've not been secretive about my struggles with depression. I've spoken openly about the challenges that it presents. I've done so for a couple of reasons. First, as a writer, I am interested in sharing not just... Continue Reading →

Moles!

My yard has never been very impressive. While it's a good-sized lot, the ground is very sandy. I have crabgrass in abundance and various other greenery that has taken over a large portion of the backyard. The front yard gets full-sun for a large portion of the day, while the back yard is in shade... Continue Reading →

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