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…

One Of These Days

Aliyah is out of town visiting family again this week. While I miss her terribly at times, having the house to myself at night does have its benefits. Like being able to crank the volume all the way up on the treadmill’s cd player while I go for a midnight run. Tonight I went 2.25…

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:…

service isn’t what it used to be

RavenBrook.net has moved to a new server… A couple of months ago I was researching web hosting providers for the History Museum for Springfield-Greene County after their current web host caused two site disasters in a row. The big complaints we had with them were 1. they didn’t give any notice prior to planned maintenance…

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…

The walls fall down.

In time, everything on earth will come to an end. Last night I checked off another of my 43 Things. Five of us gathered at my house for the first night of the men’s Bible study I started up. Three more are supposed to be there next week. We’re studying “A Life Well Lived” by…