One of these days, I am going to sound like a broken record. I don't mind. I listened to records as a child and I know the sound well. God has impressed on me the power of little things. Both positive and negative. This "little thing" story is from my church. I have a friend [...]
When I started my WordPress blog, I debated what to call it. As I thought about a blog name, I knew that God had been teaching me about prayer and going to Him for everything. Philippians 4:6-7 is painted on my living room wall. The general idea of those verses is to worry about nothing, [...]
I recently read James 3:13 and was struck by the concept of "the gentleness that wisdom brings". People who are truly wise have a Biblical confidence which is expressed by a gentle spirit. The opposite is true about those who are foolish. Abraham Lincoln said, "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than [...]
Like many I have been watching the news of Billy Graham's death. While I believe in honoring a man who was passionate about the gospel, I am convicted about having the proper motivation. Even Jesus Christ prayed "Glorify Your Son, so that your Son may glorify You" – John 17:1 (NET). As we reflect on [...]
This post provides an update to a project I started some time ago. I wrote about a frame that I was working on. I have taken the next step with this hideous project to see if I can make improvements. It doesn't really look any better than the last time, but like I said before [...]
As Valentine's Day approaches, our minds and hearts wander towards thoughts of love. Understandably so. We all want to love and be loved. However, our hearts tend to seek love without first pursuing God's love. So this Valentine's seek God first. Then He will direct your heart to perfect love. His. This picture was taken [...]
"Forgiveness is the fragrance of the flower that clings to the heel that crushed it." -Unknown Wow! When my friend gave me this saying she had come across, I was a bit overwhelmed. This is loaded. First of all, I go through the issues of knowing my pride does not want to forgive others. I [...]
In southern Minnesota this past Monday we had 17 inches of heavy, wet snow. We can get a lot of snow, but this came down in a 10 hour period. Even for hardy Minnesotans, this was a bit much. The plows couldn't keep up. While I was clearing the snow from my driveway, a memory [...]
When you win an argument, what is the prize?
God's way. Righteousness and kindness. When we seek His way, we will find it and more.