Nothing left to do but sing

There are some days that I have to try really hard to remember why it is that I get out of bed in the morning; why I put one foot in front of the other. Usually days like that come when I’m exhausted. Since I spent well over half the night lying awake in bed…

Sunday morning reminders

Today was full of reminders of the on-going work God has been working in me lately. It started with a devotional article by Chip Ingram in Indeed magazine entitled Always on the Altar: The Meaning of Ongoing Sacrifice in which Chip says “I’ve found that Christians today are fairly certain of what Jesus saves us…

A scapel is a dangerous thing

I’m currently in the middle of reading three books. Ok, so I’m in the middle of reading a ton of books, but the three that I’m actively reading at the moment are The Big Picture: Understanding the Story of the Bible by Tommy Nelson (recently republished under the title The Story Of God), The Barbarian…

Not much to grow on

God’s Message: “Cursed is the strong one who depends on mere humans, Who thinks he can make it on muscle alone and sets God aside as dead weight. He’s like a tumbleweed on the prairie, out of touch with the good earth. He lives rootless and aimless in a land where nothing grows. But blessed…

A Week Called Holy

Today we gathered with friends from church for an in-home Bible study my church put together for “A Week Called Holy”. It was a time to contemplate where we are in the story of our lives, to reflect on and remember God’s work in our lives, a time of celebrate our fellowship with the Lord…

Scary Movie

Last night I rented and watched Al Gore’s recent documentary about global warming called An Inconvenient Truth. It was late so I watched it again today with my fiance to make sure I hadn’t dozed off and missed anything last night. Pretty scary stuff. Did you know that the fourth-largest lake (in the 60’s and…

Indeed-Fear and Hope

For several months now I have been rather consistent in doing my daily devotions as guided by Indeed Magazine. Tuesday’s entry for this week was focused on a verse that I must admit leaves me with an unsettled feeling. When my wife, Lisa, passed away, I had a hard struggle with understanding and reconciling Romans…

sumptuous sustenance

Today when we arrived home from church, I went out to the big upgright freezer to get out some bacon for lunch. I was horrified to find the door on the freezer standing wide open and everything inside melted. Apparently after we had stocked the freezer plumb full last night, a heavy item had fallen…

Bittersweet Days

It’s been forever since I posted anything here. After catching up on nearly a month’s worth of posts on Amy and Joel‘s blogs, I’m finding it hard to get my brain to shut down without taking a few minutes to write a little bit. The last couple of months have been sort of bittersweet. Bitter:…

A ready defense

Be ready to speak up and tell anyone who asks why you’re living the way you are, and always with the utmost courtesy. 1 Peter 3:15b (MSG) Last night I watched three DVD’s by Ravi Zacharias back-to-back. A friend at work introduced me to Ravi a few weeks ago and I’ve been mesmerized ever since…