Trust and common bonds

A few years ago I hosted a men’s bible study group and formed an accountability relationship with another guy who later became my best friend of all time.  Since then a lot has changed in my life (and his).  I’ve remarried, had a second child (who is now crawling all over the place and needing…

re-licensed to drive

Well, with three days to go until my old driver’s license expires on my 35th birthday, I finally made it over to the License Bureau this morning to get my driver’s license renewed.  I finally have a driver’s license sporting a photo without hair (I’ve been fashionably bald for several years now) and without my…

A New Era

In the past, I’ve not posted to my blog very often, and I’ve saved it for whenever I have something deep and (usually) spiritual to talk about.    I’ve been terrible about blogging lately because I haven’t really felt like I had anything deep or particularly spiritual to comment on.  I also was tired of dealing…

true friendship

As I drove to the gym tonight I was listening to my Warren Barfield CD. In his song Beautiful, Broken World, one part of the lyrics got me thinking: If you never knew an enemy, Oh, could you understand, The worth of a friend? While I think he is right that it takes having an…

Clarity

Today I’ve been listening to Shawn McDonald’s new album Roots on NewReleaseTuesday.com.  One of the tracks is called Clarity.  Ahh, yes, I could use some clarity today.  The interviews I’ve been conducting haven’t been going all that great.  The list of the home-improvement projects that need to be done before things completely fall apart is…

scar tissue

I wonder if there is an actual medical “purpose” for scar tissue? I may have to ask my cousin’s (doctor) husband that some time. The Bible tells us that there is a purpose for the (emotional/spiritual) scar tissue of life’s wounds, so I suspect there is in physical scar tissue, as well. All praise to…

Blue Like Jazz

On a recent business trip, a friend and co-worker loaned me a copy of Don Miller’s book Blue Like Jazz: Non-Religious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality. I’m soon going to be getting myself a copy so that I can take a second read-through. That’s actually saying a lot about the book, because I have/take so little…

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…